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Rich with history

Norton Folgate is a special place. The mix of Georgian and Victorian buildings, set around historic cobbled courtyards and quiet streets, feels a world away from the City but is only a short walk from Liverpool Street Station.

A place
with rich
of history

There has been continuous occupation of at least some of the blocks on the site from medieval times and Bishopsgate itself and its continuation, Shoreditch High Street, was one of the most important Roman roads leading north from London from the earliest times of settlement.


By the early 18th century, when Spitalfields was becoming an important silk manufacturing area, more extensive redevelopment occurred in Blossom, Fleur de Lis, Elder and Folgate Street (then known as White Lion Street), on which many houses were built up from the 1720s.


Nicholls and Clarke gradually acquired adjoining properties on Blossom Street in the 1880s and 1890s. This period saw the beginnings of Nicholls and Clarke’s extensive empire of showrooms, shops and warehouses that was to cover much of Shoreditch by the 20th century. The firm began as glass merchants in c.1875 before expanding into paint, ironmongery and sanitary ware, trading almost from the outset from a shop on Norton Folgate and warehouses on Blossom Street..

Retention and restoration of heritage features

Our approach is to carefully restore and preserve the existing Victorian warehouses and facades, showcasing and preserving the industrial features whilst also delivering new buildings that are sympathetic to their environment and add to the texture of this part of London.

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