Original Dragons’ Den warehouse up for sale
It’s the Victorian warehouse where dozens of fledgling entrepreneurs pitched for lucrative business deals on Dragons’ Den and now the sprawling property could be yours.
The Depository, a 6,000 sq ft former furniture storage facility in Stoke Newington, was the set for the first series of the popular BBC TV show 15 years ago.
Dating from 1890, the iconic building is now on the market for £3.25 million and still boasts many of the recognisable period features as seen on the small screen.
The wooden staircase where hopeful business people would nervously ascend before beginning their pitches is still intact, as are the famous timber sash windows on the first floor – in front of which Peter Jones et al would sit.
The Depository has since been used to host a plethora of photo shoots and its combination of vintage industrial style and minimalist, stripped-back décor makes it the perfect location for trendy projects.
To the front of the building there are views across to the green space of Abney Park, and in this half of the roof a large original mezzanine provides additional accommodation and storage of around 850 sq ft with the benefit of Velux type roof lights.
As is the case with the rest of the property, the frontage is in remarkably untouched original condition with visible remnants of the Depository signage, timber sash windows on the first floor and Crittall windows on the second floor.
The original cobbled driveway runs through to the rear of the building, forming a loading bay and internal courtyard between the two quirky, period shop fronts.
The building is being marketed as having potential for conversion to residential or mixed-use, with the one-bedroom warehouse potentially suitable for a creative person looking to make a dream home.
Rightmove’s property expert Miles Shipside said: “Climbing the stairs taken by many bourgeoning entrepreneurs is less nerve racking now that one will not be confronted by a row of stern-looking people waiting to make or break your dreams. Instead, you will be greeted by beautiful original features of the exposed pitched timber roof structures, richly patinated wooden floors and brickwork walls with their pleasingly distressed original paintwork. This place will appeal to a wide range of buyers in creative media and design industries, looking for an inspiring working environment.”
The property is listed for sale with Fyfe McDade.