Amin Taha’s controversial London HQ lists for £3.2m

Grade A office space, set inside an architectural marvel

One of London’s most debated pieces of architecture – the stone-clad 15 Clerkenwell Close – is up for sale as owner and designer Amin Taha plans to find and fund a new home and studio space.

Taha completed the mixed-use building in 2017 and won an RIBA National award for it in 2018. But 15 Clerkenwell Close has faced its share of trouble on the way to acclaim. Almost immediately after completion, it faced demolition after a council ruling related to Taha’s use of limestone slabs on its exterior. The order was withdrawn following a lengthy, two-year legal battle, and the Clerkenwell building was later shortlisted for the Stirling Prize in 2021 – the UK’s highest award for architectural excellence.

The architect has lived and worked in the building for the last seven years, and its fossil-studded stone cladding has become an iconic part of Farringdon’s streetscape.

Compton is listing the self-contained duplex on the ground and lower ground floors of the building for £3.2m.

It offers Grade-A office space over 4,797 ft with double-height ceilings, exposed brick, a mezzanine level, and a floating, glass-encased meeting room – used by Taha’s studio Groupwork.

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