Friday 12 July 2019 4:26 pm

Property of the Week: Enter the Dragons' Den in Hackney

For £3.25m, you could live in the warehouse conversion where budding business tycoons once pitched for cash.

Does the sheer force of your entrepreneurial spirit get you out of bed in the morning? Do you like the idea of living in a place where dreams have been made and broken? Or perhaps you are just a big fan of Evan Davis?

If any of the above are true, a Victorian warehouse conversion in Hackney urban village Stoke Newington, which has just come to the market, might be for you.

The property, which comes with a £3.25m price tag, was previously the filming location for BBC TV show Dragons’ Den, playing host to the formidable panel of multi-millionaire investors during the first series in 2005.

Known as The Depository, the building dates back to 1890. In its previous life it was used as a furniture warehouse, and it still retains many of its industrial features including parts of the original signage, cast iron pillars, a working goods lift and a loading bay to the rear.
The 6,000 sq ft, open plan building has been used for various film and photographic shoots over the years thanks to its vintage aesthetic, but is being marketed by agents Fyfe McDade as a potenial residential conversion opportunity subject to planning permission. It could also be used as an office.

The property has three floors, as well as an original mezzanine level on the upper floor. Access from the first to second floor is via the infamous staircase where sweaty-palmed entrepreneurs would steel themselves before facing the dragons.

Carl Schmid, managing director of Fyfe McDade, said it represented a “very rare opportunity to find a warehouse in a relatively central area of London which has not already been redeveloped.”