Derwent London is one of London’s most innovative office specialist property regenerators and investors and is well known for its design-led philosophy and creative management approach to development. Our appealing designs attract a range of tenants, including those from creative industries.
The Group owns and manages an investment portfolio of 5.6 million sq ft, of which 98% is located in central London, with a specific focus on the West End and the areas bordering the City of London, with the latter principally in the Tech Belt. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 250.
Our portfolio is grouped into 14 ‘villages’ each with its own unique culture and identity. Our buildings are well placed to benefit from the arrival of Crossrail with over 70% of the portfolio within 800 metres of a Crossrail station, focused around Tottenham Court Road and Farringdon stations.
Sustainability is deeply ingrained in what we do. Our approach to development, reusing as much of the fabric of the original building wherever possible, is good for both the bottom line and the environment.
When adding to our portfolio, we seek out properties that are currently income producing and have opportunities for future improvement. Our investment activities are supported by a strong balance sheet, giving us the financial capacity to buy further properties and regenerate them. We also recycle properties selectively, providing additional capital for future projects.
Founded by John Burns and Simon Silver in 1984, the Group now employs over 100 people, every one of whom is pivotal in maintaining the relationships which make Derwent London the success it is today.
In 2019, the Group won several awards including EG Offices Company of the Year, the CoStar West End Deal of the Year for Brunel Building, Westminster Business Council’s Best Achievement in Sustainability award and topped the real estate sector and was placed ninth overall in the Management Today 2019 awards for ‘Britain’s Most Admired Companies’.