Angel House, Islington, London

Date Built
1930s ?
338 - 346 Goswell Road
This former art deco tobacco warehouse on Goswell Road has been converrted into six large offices and studios.  It offers 4,256 sq m of warehouse style office accommodation.

On the front of the building there are four circular ceramic plaques apparently depicting the elements of the tobacco trade.  There are two showing ships of different generations.

A third that features a steam train, presumably showing the process of trans-shippment after the product is unloaded from the ship.

Finally, and most confusingly, there is the one below which, far from showing the cultivation of tobacco, shows instead a worker collecting cotton.  All the sources I consulted identify this building as a tobacco warehouse but either it had a different initial purpose or the architect wasn't clear about his customers' trade.

An article in the Evening Standard in 2015 announced that the Landlord Workspace had, "... snapped up a former tobacco warehouse in Angel to help satisfy demand for hundreds of viewings a week from small businesses wanting London office space.  Chief executive Jamie Hopkins said the group is often showing up to 30 SMEs and start-ups around its 90 buildings in the capital every day. .... The group has paid nearly £34 million for its latest acquisition — Angel House on Goswell Road — which is let but will have scope for new tenants in the next few years."

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