We created Phoenix Yard in 2000 after we bought 65 Kings Cross Road, then a workshop for the clothing industry, as the base for our practice. We bought 69, next door, a few years later. We set up Phoenix Yard as a flexible shared business community close to Kings Cross and Clerkenwell, with excellent coffee, 24/7 access, fibre broadband and convivial colleagues. We accomodated businesses ranging in size from one person to much larger groups, and after twenty successful years, sold it in 2020. We are now based in Grays Inn Road.
A typical experience was: "I just wanted to thank you and the rest of the team at SEH for having been outstanding landlords for a growing start up through our entire life cycle. The service and premises you provided have been able to accommodate us all the way from “2 guys that need a desk” through to “40 people that need a small datacentre in a cupboard”, and that’s a very rare thing." We offered workstations on a monthly license basis to suit members' changing requirements, supported by meeting areas and rooms and support services: Our licensees were made up of architects, engineers, charities, tech companies and many other types of business and consultant.
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