03. Heritage

Housing prosperous commerce
for over a century

Originally built in 1906 in the former RAG trade district, UK House
has consistently transformed its interior in step with the changing
times of London's business landscape.

UK House heritage
UK House 1902

1902

Work begins to construct the Waring and Gillow Department Store. The architect is R. Frank Atkinson.

UK House historic facade

1906

The venue is opened. The style of the building is intended to resemble Hampton Court Palace.

UK House 1928

1928

The Modern Art Department is established, which acts as an influential force of modern British interior design.

UK House 1977

1977

The internal structure of the building is redeveloped to create an open plan layout for office use.

UK House 1986

1986

About 110,000 sq ft is fitted out by Newarthill plc for Credit Suisse as a dealing floor.

UK House 1906

1996

The young TV company, MTV, acquires 120,000 sq ft from Credit Suisse First Boston.

UK House historic facade

2004

H&M lets prime retail space facing Oxford Street, eventually expanding to 40,000 sq ft across 3 storeys.

UK House open space

2009

Dell Computers acquires part of a floor for their London Executive Centre.

UK House modern office

2010

Leading media services company Arqiva takes 13,000 sq ft on the 4th floor.

UK House modern office

2011

LVMH & Christian Dior acquire 22,000 sq ft for their London HQ.

UK House Essence office

2013

Fast growing Essence Digital Ltd takes 27,000 sq ft of 3rd floor office space on a 10-year lease.

UK House Microsoft office

2014

Microsoft UK Ltd (Xbox Division) takes 31,000 sq ft of loft style office space on the 2nd & 3rd floors.

UK House open space

2017

Schibsted, the largest Media Company in Scandinavia, acquires 30,000 sq ft of stunning office space with terraces.