Who we are
Our investment portfolio now totals 6.2 million sq ft and is worth £5.2 billion.
Derwent London is the largest central London focused REIT, London’s creative office specialist.
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 appealingdesigns attract a range of tenants, including those from creative industries.
The Group owns and manages an investment portfolio of 6.2 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 15 ‘villages’ each with its own unique culture and identity. Our buildings are well placed to benefit from the arrival of Crossrail with 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.
Derwent London came third overall in the 2015 Management Today awards for ‘Britain’s Most Admired Companies’ and has won numerous other awards.