Dorrington Plc buys 15-23 Lincoln’s Inn Fields with 50m of prime frontage on London’s largest Garden Square

Dorrington has acquired 15-23 Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Located in the heart of Holborn, with a 50m frontage on the northern side of the prestigious garden square, the five interlinked buildings comprise circa 67,000 sq ft of office accommodation. The site has a rich architectural heritage; three of the buildings are Grade II listed and parts date back to the mid-18th Century.

Dorrington is well known for identifying assets with excellent fundamentals and restoring them to create inspiring workspaces. Proposals will be drawn up for new sustainable offices that celebrate and reveal the characterful original architecture of Phillip Webb, and Alfred Waterhouse whilst adding a 21st century “x factor”.

Dorrington was advised by Savills and the seller was advised by Knight Frank.

Jamie Pope, Chair of Central London Investment at Knight Frank said: “Knight Frank conducted a comprehensive marketing campaign which received significant investor interest with the team conducting over 50 viewings, resulting in a number of rounds of competitive bidding and exchange of contracts within the agreed timetable set. We wish Dorrington all the best with their plans to restore this fantastic building and take it through the next phase of its lifecycle.”

Robert Harris, Director and Head of Commercial at Dorrington said: “These amazing buildings directly fronting London’s largest garden square, (and next door to London’s smallest and, in my opinion best, museum – The John Soane) are beautiful, but they could benefit from modernisation. Our job is to bring them back to their former glory without losing any of their character, and at the same time make them functional and fit for the 21st century. When we are finished, these buildings will be a wonderful place to work – steeped in history, but all the usual tick-boxes for a current occupier requirement will also apply.”