29 Nov

Rocket Properties acquires prime Shoreditch mixed-use development site

Rocket Properties, the mixed-use specialist, has completed the acquisition of One Fairchild, 201-207 Shoreditch High Street, E1 from Highgate Holdings.

One Fairchild is a prime mixed-use hotel and office development opportunity in Shoreditch, located directly across from Shoreditch High Street station. Serving as the seamless link from the City to the Shoreditch triangle, One Fairchild is the pre-eminent gateway site in Shoreditch.

The currently unoccupied 0.482-acre site, which received planning consent in 2016 for a mixed-use scheme, has been acquired for an undisclosed price. Rocket Properties will announce further plans for the site in due course but will seek to create a best-in-class development that prioritises sustainability and technology, drawing on Rocket’s expertise in delivering innovative properties in the heart of London, such as The Atlas Building in Old Street.

Andrew Hawkins, Director of Rocket Properties, commented: “One of the most sought-after development opportunities in Shoreditch, we are thrilled to have secured One Fairchild, which is an exciting addition to our growing pipeline of new projects. We are firm believers in London’s vitality and its enduring success, and this acquisition is proof of our commitment. We are looking forward to working with the London Borough of Hackney and the local community to maximise the potential of this vital location.”

Acting on behalf of the vendor, Marsha Rabinovich, Director of Kauffmans, said: “We are delighted to have managed the sale of our clients Long Leasehold interest in this prime development site, which is situated in a pivotal location in in the heart of Shoreditch. We are seeing resilient demand from occupiers seeking Grade A accommodation in the area and are excited about the prospect of bringing the site forward.”

Rocket Properties is a committed investor in London, having delivered a range of some of the most innovative developments in the capital over the past 15 years, including creative workspaces in the east, homes in the city, and original student accommodation in the tech hub of Old Street.