A building
that needs
no introduction


A robust and striking former warehouse in a prime location on Shoreditch High Street, the Tea Building is an iconic local landmark.

In a unique opportunity, new office space has become available at Tea in the next era of the building’s development. A blank canvas but retaining a strong industrial aesthetic and highly individual character.

History of Tea

Made In

Sturdy and elegant, the Tea Building has been a lodestar of the Shoreditch community since its construction in the early 1930s.

Then, as now, Shoreditch was a hub of innovation and industry. A century ago it was printing, clothing, furniture, tobacco and food processing. Today, it's the creative, media and tech industries, and a world-renowned food and drink scene.

The original Lipton Tea Factory, as it was initially known, was a state-of-the art bacon curing plant — built on the site of a tea storage facility, hence the name. The bacon factory, and an adjoining warehouse for teapacking (known today as the Biscuit Building — home to Shoreditch House and Mother), were owned by the Lipton grocery brand, which distributed tea around the world and bacon across London.

The Tea Building quickly filled with an intoxicating mix of digital startups and creative companies — more than 1,500 people now work in and visit the building every day. With its revamped neighbour, the Biscuit Building, its ever-evolving community enjoy Michelin-starred food, cocktails, co-working, Soho House members’ club with its rooftop swimming pool, internationally renowned art, a boutique hotel… all in-house

The Tea Building is one of a kind.


A hidden street
and a re-imagined

Tea Building’s atmospheric internal street, designed by leading architects, AHMM, which leads to its main reception, is a talking point and one of its most celebrated features. It can now be accessed from either end, thanks to the new connection to Redchurch Street — its Crittall-style bespoke double doors and blackened steel finish holding true to the 1930s aesthetic.

Watch the Video — Introducing the new street at Tea Building, linking the original entrance on Bethnal Green Road to the new entrance on Redchurch Street.


Inside, the street has been revamped to showcase more of the Tea Building’s raw beauty and industrial heritage. The wonderful cobbled floor has been retained, with walls and soffits grit-blasted back to their original concrete finish. Raised plinths built from recycled timber railway sleepers form relaxed new zones to meet and greet, or take a moment with a flat white from the new coffee shop run by Allpress. A new entrance leads directly to the Hales Gallery, encouraging an invigorating detour.


The reception itself is re-imagined, a tall open-fronted steel and glass box, the central hub of the workplace. Its dark raw steel shell has a strong industrial feel, a blend of roughness and craftsmanship, preserved in wax coating. New concrete steps with hardy Durbar treads lead up to the redecorated lift lobby.

There is precision, detail and craftsmanship throughout, giving a more mature feel, but, like Shoreditch itself, it remains a liberating environment where character trumps strait-jacketed perfectionism every time.


7,314 sq ft

7,314 sq ft of Furnished + Flexible work space is now available. This is a unique and rare opportunity to claim one of London’s most sought-after addresses.

The interior stays true to the building’s aesthetic — industrial yet elegant, with a simplicity of design. Original features have been retained, a sturdy concrete and iron mix.

Crittall-style openable windows flood the space with natural light, creating a calm, airy ambience, a proven aid to good mental health and wellbeing. The whitewashed brick walls add zest and energy.

of Areas

Floor SQ FT SQ M
7,314 680


Unit 3.01
7,314 SQ FT / 680 SQ M


  • 68 x desks
  • 4 x meeting rooms
  • Kitchen and breakfast bar
  • Selection of new and vintage furniture pieces
  • Co-working area
  • Breakout areas
  • 3 x phone booths
  • Lockers
  • 1 x demised shower
Floor plan


Green Tea

Unit 3.01 is a Green Tea unit. As a former warehouse with no heating infrastructure, the Tea Building was not inherently equipped for sustainability.

The three-part Green Tea plan was introduced in 2014 to rectify this. First, the single panes in the 1930s windows were replaced with new, openable double-glazed units in keeping with the building’s aesthetic and heritage. These help to retain heat in cold weather, and are an instant source of cool fresh air during warm spells.

Second, a movement-sensitive LED lighting system helps to conserve power and minimise wasting energy.

Third, the thermal loop harvests and redistributes warmth to cooler parts of the building and vice versa. Smart meters mean each unit's power and gas consumption can be monitored and improved.

Our Green Tea strategy provides a comfortable, controllable, naturally ventilated office environment that requires less energy to maintain by using the building's inherent attributes. Reducing energy consumption and its associated carbon emissions are part of our journey to net zero carbon in 2030.

EPC ‘B’.

View Green Tea film


Our Journey to
Net Zero 2030

In February 2020 we announced our commitment to become a net zero carbon business by 2030. We plan to do this through driving down energy demand across our portfolio, investing in renewable energy and offsetting the residual carbon emissions we cannot eliminate.

Regeneration is at the core of our business model, through the refurbishment of our existing portfolio like Tea Building and the development of new ones. As part of this process we have a responsibility to ensure our buildings operate efficiently and are resilient to climate change. The Tea Building is on a renewable electricity tariff and, as of September 2021 a renewable gas tariff as well, reducing the carbon footprint of the building.

Despite targeting energy reduction initiatives and using renewable energy, there will be carbon emissions we cannot avoid. These will be offset using certified carbon offsetting schemes which will only be used as a last resort.

We know our net zero carbon commitment cannot be achieved alone and we are keen to work with our occupiers to promote sustainable working and support them in achieving their own ambitions.


The Capital’s
most exciting
business district

Bordering the City, Clerkenwell and Bethnal Green, Shoreditch is a thriving hotspot for culture, food and drink, art, fashion and music.



  • 1 min – Dishoom
    7 Boundary St, E1
  • 1 min – Boundary
    2-4 Boundary St, E1
  • 3 mins – Smokestak
    35 Sclater St, E1
  • 5 mins – Manteca
    49-51 Curtain Road, EC2
  • 5 mins – Rochelle Canteen
    16 Playground Gardens, E2
  • 6 mins – Gloria
    54-56 Great Eastern Street, EC2
  • 7 mins – The Clove Club
    Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, EC1
  • 7 mins – Barboun
    61-67 Great Eastern Street London, EC2
  • 8 mins – St Leonard’s
    70 Leonard Street, EC2


Getting around is quick and easy, thanks to excellent rail, tube and bus connections. The overground service stops at Shoreditch High Street station, right across the road from Tea. You can also pick up the Northern Line at nearby Old Street, a ten minute walk away.

From Liverpool Street Underground Station
(10 mins walk)

From Old Street Underground Station
(10 mins walk)

From Shoreditch Hight Street Station

  • London City
    30 minutes
  • Gatwick
    60 minutes
  • Luton
    60 minutes
  • Heathrow
    63 minutes
  • Stansted
    77 minutes
    From Shoreditch Hight Street Station

  • London Bridge
    18 minutes
  • Waterloo
    21 minutes
  • King's Cross
    26 minutes
  • Euston
    28 minutes
  • Victoria
    28 minutes
  • Charing Cross
    29 minutes
  • Paddington
    35 minutes
  • Elizabeth line journey times from Liverpool Street
    10 minute walk from Six Redchurch

    The Elizabeth line arrival has dramatically reduced journey times. Liverpool street is just a 10 minute walk and with trains every two and a half minutes, it will take you to Whitechapel (2 mins), Canary Wharf (6 mins), Bond Street (7 mins), or Heathrow (Terminals 2 and 3, 33 mins).

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    Our vision is to craft inspiring space where people thrive. Our design-led philosophy is our legacy and integral in all that we do.


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    DL Lounges

    Created for connection and collaboration, DL/78 and DL/28 are inspiring spaces where Members can work, meet, eat and socialise.

    We designed these multi-purpose environments as destinations for our community to gather, learn and share meaningful and productive experiences together.

    Members can drop in and work or network in these complimentary and private Lounges, each with their own on-site café. High-spec meeting rooms and private event spaces are available to book. These spaces are yours to enjoy and are easy to access via the DL/ App.

    Our DL/ Lounges include:

    • Communal collaboration and working areas in the Lounge
    • Bookable meeting rooms configured to your needs
    • Library for quiet working (DL/28)
    • Event / town hall space available for exclusive hire
    • On-site café operated by Lantana at DL/78 and DL/ Service at DL/28
    • Curated events programme
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    28 Featherstone Street, Old Street EC1

    DL/28 is just a 10 minute
    walk from Tea Building


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    020 7101 2020

    Shaun Simons
    07788 423 131

    Sarah Hill
    07936 338 774

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