The Story of Ink Rooms
The Story of Ink Rooms
Our brand-new centre, and former printer ink factory, is now home to 37 stunning offices and studios. But that's not all it has to offer. It boasts a prime central location with superb links to the City – a hub for businesses, both big and small.
Over almost a century ago, the building that stretches along Easton Street, just off Exmouth Market, had been home to iconic companies that manufactured stylish wallpaper, invented the first superheated steam machines and even fought for human rights.
Now called Ink Rooms, the 37 offices and studios will once again be home to an inspiring range of innovative businesses. The new top floor is one large office space with its own terrace, while the rest of the building offers offices of varying sizes.
“It’s a unique space in that part of town,” says Kahroon Tanvir, Senior Project Manager at Workspace. And, as a business centre, Ink Rooms caters to both established and fledgling businesses looking to settle in a well-regarded section of the city, Clerkenwell.
In the thick of it
Situated in the London Borough of Islington, Clerkenwell benefits from having the beating heart of London right at its fingertips. It's an area firmly rooted in history and evidence of its past booming business trade can be witnessed today in the eclectic mix of buildings along its streets.
Turn the clocks back to the Industrial Revolution, and this pocket of London underwent a significant transformation. Breweries, distilleries and printing businesses flocked here, giving it its reputation for making an impressive mark on industrial London.
Today, an inspiring spattering of warehouses have become home to creative design agencies and magazine publishers, trendy apartments, and alternative bars and restaurants. It's chock-full of London's best stylish eateries and cosy gastropubs, where you'll find weekday office workers mingling and soaking up the atmosphere after work.
In fact, it's most notably home to the first ever 'gastro pub', The Eagle, which opened in 1991 serving the local Exmouth and Smithfield markets. And the quirky pub remains a favourite watering hole among locals.
Open for business!
Aside from its surroundings, the Ink Rooms building itself blends old and new with rustic, exposed brickwork and floor to ceiling windows. It now offers 37 inspiring office and studio spaces, a welcoming entrance, access to a private terrace, and a stunning communal area that makes for the perfect spot for a casual meeting or to welcome clients.
What's more, Ink Rooms has enviable digital infrastructure. Achieving a Gold WiredScore certificated rating means that there's superfast Wi-Fi throughout the building, making downloading that WeTransfer 100 percent pain-free.