Original Dragons’ Den warehouse is up for sale – and it hasn’t changed at all
It's the home of one of the most terrifying walks in television.
The trek up the stairs into the Dragons' Den is one of the most nerve-wracking for any entrepreneur.
And now, the Victorian warehouse that was home to the first series of the hit BBC show could be yours – and it's barely changed at all.
The Depository, a 6,000 sq ft former furniture storage facility in Stoke Newington, north east London, was the set for the first series 15 years ago.
Dating from 1890, the iconic building is now on the market for £3.25million and still boasts many of the recognisable period features seen on the small screen.
And one of the most iconic – the wooden staircase – is still there and could be yours to own.
Rightmove’s property expert Miles Shipside said: “Climbing the stairs taken by many bourgeoning entrepreneurs is less nerve racking now that one will not be confronted by a row of stern-looking people waiting to make or break your dreams.
"Instead, you will be greeted by beautiful original features of the exposed pitched timber roof structures, richly patinated wooden floors and brickwork walls with their pleasingly distressed original paintwork.
"This place will appeal to a wide range of buyers in creative media and design industries, looking for an inspiring working environment.”
And after following in the footsteps of the nervous businessmen and women who were preparing to pitch for the Dragons, potential buyers step out of a floor that looks like a TV set.
The famous timber sash windows on the first floor are still there – just imagine Peter Jones and his pals getting ready to grill you.
Since it's days as a TV star the Depository has since been used to host a plethora of photo shoots.
It combination of vintage industrial style and minimalist, stripped-back décor makes it the perfect location for trendy projects.
To the front of the building there are views across to the green space of Abney Park and in this half of the roof a large original mezzanine provides additional accommodation and storage of around 850 sq ft with the benefit of Velux type roof lights.
As is the case with the rest of the property, the frontage is in remarkably untouched original condition with visible remnants of the Depository signage, timber sash windows on the first floor and Crittall windows on the second floor.
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