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The Battleship Building

179 Harrow Road, Paddington, W2 6NB

To Let


Set within the former maintenance depot for British Rail from 1969, the Grade II* listed building office building was converted in 2000 by AHMM to provide contemporary office space over 8 floors. The iconic building is the head office for Virgin Group. The available space comprises a self-contained office space over ground and first floors with an interconnecting staircase at the front and rear. The space can be accessed directly from the front of the ground floor or through the building’s common reception (pictured). Natural light is from wrap-around windows on both floors.

The Battleship Building is located on Harrow Road, adjacent to Paddington Central which benefits from numerous restaurants, bars and public squares.
Paddington Station is a short walk from the property along the canal and provides National Rail, Heathrow Express and Underground services (Circle, District, Bakerloo, Metropolitan, & Hammersmith and City Lines). In addition Paddington will be part of the new Cross Rail system. Royal Oak, Warwick Avenue, Edgware Road and Marylebone Stations are also within walking distance. To the north is Little Venice, one of the Capital’s most attractive residential quarters, and the Grand Union Canal with its picturesque barges and waterside cafes.

Size: 9,230 sqft

Rent: 22.50 per sq ft

Tenure: To Let

Service Charge: £11.95 per sqft

Status: Available

Business Rates: £16.64 per sqft


Description Size Rent Business Rates Service Charge Status


4,076 sqft

£22.5 per sqft




Ground Floor

5,155 sqft

£22.5 per sqft




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Key Points

  • Self-contained with branding opportunity
  • Canal-side environment
  • Open plan layout on 2 floors
  • Fully raised floors
  • Air-conditioned
  • Cycle store

Floor Plans

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