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13/10/2021

Work Complete On The Assembly Rooms In Putney

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Jo Cowen Architects (JCA) has completed work on the architecture and interiors of a new office space, the Assembly Rooms, in Putney, southwest London.

Developed by Thackeray Group, an investment, development and asset management business, The Assembly Rooms, offers 24,515 sq. ft of high quality workspace over four floors, and occupiers will benefit from access to a cutting-edge gym and panoramic roof terrace. BNP Paribas has been appointed as agents to market the scheme.

Situated on the junction of Werter Road and Putney High Street, the site has a rich history. First opening its doors in the 1870s, it was converted into a cinema in 1911 at the height of the silent film era, earning its Assembly Rooms moniker after changing operators two years later.

JCA conceived the Assembly Rooms with a focus on living well at work. Overlooking London's skyline, the private gym and spacious roof terrace provide scenic views of the city while encouraging residents to strike a balance between work and play. This philosophy is underlined by the building’s ample nearby green spaces, including the tranquil river embankment and a number of picturesque parks located only a stone’s throw away. Occupiers can wind-down and enjoy post-work drinks in a purpose-built entertainment area that includes an outdoor big screen, or visit one of the many nearby amenities spanning bars and artisan cafés.

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Sustainability is embedded within the Assembly Rooms' design, with its green features including high performance thermal and ventilation systems, air and water purification, and e-charging points for electric vehicles. Motion sensors mean that lights can be automatically switched off when not in use, allowing tenants to save on energy. Fitted with some of the best-in-class interior and exterior design, the Assembly Rooms incorporate natural materials throughout, including stone finishes and living green walls.

JCA has also specially designed a sleek new logo for the Assembly Rooms, featured throughout the building in the form of eye-catching neon signs.

The site is well-connected to public transport, with excellent links to central London via the District Line and the river bus service, the Thames Clipper. The nearest station, Putney, is a two minute walk away, equivalent to only 240 steps. Cycling to work is also encouraged by the presence of 30 bike spaces available on-site.

The Assembly Rooms are available to let either as the whole building for a headquarters or on a floor-by-floor basis, with floor space beginning at 3000 sq. ft.

Previous commercial developments by Thackeray Group include Fenchurch and Eastcheap in the City of London and Dimes Place in Hammersmith.

JCA has channelled considerable energy into building for sustainability and quality of life, both inside and out. JCA is also currently working on the masterplan for precision engineered homes that merge into liveable streets and spaces for Present Made, the UK’s first single-family rental platform.

Jo Cowen, CEO of Jo Cowen Architects, said: "In line with our wider commitment to sustainability here at Jo Cowen Architects, we’ve conceived the Assembly Rooms with an emphasis on reconciling the built environment with nature, which has the added benefit of promoting wellbeing at work. A highlight is definitely the spacious rooftop terrace, which we’ve fitted out with a colourful array of greenery, allowing tenants to unwind during the workday. Office space is much needed in Putney and the Assembly Rooms provide a welcome addition to what is a buzzing, rapidly up-and-coming area."

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