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The Smiths Building at 179 Great Portland Street is a period property in London's West End between Marylebone and Fitzrovia. The serviced business center houses a selection of shared workspaces and private office suites, featuring stylish, industrial style interior decor mixed with many original features.
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Business in Great Portland Street
Great Portland Street is closely associated with London's media and broadcasting sectors. The BBC Trust and BBC Radio 1 were based along the busy street for several years, while BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 Music continue to broadcast from Western House at Number 99. The Portland Hospital for Women and Children and the Embassy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are also situated on Great Portland Street.
In a testament to the street's reputation as 'Motor Road' and its role as a main shopping destination for cars during the twentieth century, the Retail Motor Industry Federation and its head offices are at Number 201. Showrooms from Austin, Jaguar, Vauxhall and other manufacturers have disappeared, although Great Portland Street remains an important retail destination.
Office Buildings in Great Portland Street
Many office developments along Great Portland Street are Edwardian and Victorian medium-rise buildings, including former industrial and residential blocks that have been refurbished. A converted Edwardian residential mansion block, 180 Great Portland Street features 80,000 square feet of open plan office accommodation across five floors.
Built in 1913 for car parts maker Smiths Industries, the Smiths Building at 179 Great Portland Street has individual offices for as little as three people up to 40-plus self-contained floors. Showers, lockers, a lounge, kitchens, bike storage and break out areas are also found in the office building.
Just east of Great Portland Street is Bentinck House at 3-8 Bolsover Street. Serviced offices are housed within the refurbished Edwardian-style building. Modern offices feature period sash windows that create bright work spaces. Other on-site amenities include meeting rooms and showers.
About Great Portland Street
Situated in the bustling West End, Great Portland Street connects the shopping hub of Oxford Street with other major thoroughfares including Albany Street, Marylebone Road and Euston Road. The road separates the exclusive areas of Fitzrovia and Marylebone. Great Portland Street was developed by the Duke of Portland during the eighteenth century.
Originally known as John Street, the street has a very different feel to its surrounding areas. While Portland Place and Harley Street boast grand and ornate features that are keystones of Marylebone, there is a more creative and alternative lifestyle evident in the parts of Fitzrovia that the route crosses. Great Portland Street itself has a distinct mosaic of small shops and a linear geography as well as a collection of Edwardian and Victorian buildings.
Great Portland Street has also been known as an arts haven. During the 1950s and 1960s, the street was a popular destination for women's clothing. Composers Felix Mendellsohn and Carl Maria von Weber, essayist Leight Hunt, artist David Wilkie, architect Sir Charles Barry, and others lived and worked along the street.