News 18th January 2022 Commercial property management

Heal’s Building: General Projects appoints Workman.

Workman has been appointed by General Projects as property manager for the iconic Heal’s Building at 196 Tottenham Court Road, London.

General Projects, in partnership with global investment firm KKR, acquired the Grade-II listed mixed-use asset. The asset spans 187,000 sq. ft and General Projects purchased it from Columbia Threadneedle Investments.

Home to the flagship store of the high-design furniture retailer for 200 years, the site consists of nine interconnected buildings, housing a mixture of retail, office, and residential occupants.

General Projects plans to reimagine the site into a hub for creative, media and technology businesses – while sensitively maintaining the Heal’s legacy in terms of design approach.

David Soar, Partner at Workman, said:“Being appointed by General Projects on a further exciting project to reinvent such an iconic building, is testament to the skills of our team to support General Project’s vision for delivering workplaces of the future, while working with the current occupiers.”

Heal’s Building has a rich history deeply embedded in design and craftsmanship, making it a cornerstone of London’s architectural heritage. The new vision by General Projects aligns with this legacy. The aim is to infuse modern functionalities while respecting the essence of its historic architecture. It’s a delicate dance between preserving the past and embracing the future.

The collaboration between General Projects and Workman symbolises a strategic move towards redefining real estate landscapes. Workman embraces the role of property manager, dedicated to enhancing Heal’s Building. Their commitment resonates in creating spaces inspiring innovation. They eagerly anticipate the journey, transforming this iconic space into a vibrant cornerstone. This transformation embodies a harmonious blend of heritage and modernity, defining community essence.


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