Development House

  • Development House as seen from Leonard Street, London
  • Garden at Development House, Old Street, London
  • Development House exterior, Old Street, London
  • Tenants in the garden at Development House, Old Street, London
  • Tenants at Development House, Old Street, London

Development House is currently our largest UK centre, home to over 30 organisations set across eight floors in the heart of Shoreditch. The Centre has a great sense of community with tenants benefitting from regular centre management meetings, tenant-led gardening and cycling groups and after work yoga classes.

Located a short walk from both Old Street and Moorgate underground stations as well as countless cafés and restaurants, being based at Development locates you in the centre of one of the most energetic and exciting areas of London.


In May 2016, The Ethical Property Company completed the sale of Development House and the purchase of a replacement building in Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green. Opening in 2018, the new Centre will be almost twice as large as Development House and will be built using sustainable materials as well as being designed to have a significantly reduced carbon footprint, providing tenants with lower operating costs. 

Space remains available within Development House in the interim - please contact us if you would like further information.



  • Wi-Fi
  • Lift
  • Showers
  • Bike racks
  • Staffed reception
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Communal garden
  • Communal franking machine
  • High speed Broadband

Desk space

Our desk space packages offer an affordable and flexible workspace including furniture and storage facilities for charities in a shared office with all the benefits of being based in the Centre.

Office space

Development House has a wide range of office spaces from smaller self-contained spaces to large open plan units suitable for up to 40 desks.


All space packages are fully serviced and allow secure 24/7 access to the Centre.

What's Included

  • Rent
  • Maintenance and management
  • Utilities
  • Waste and recycling
  • Fire and security provision
  • Onsite Property Management
  • Cleaning
  • VAT
  • Meeting room(s)
  • IT technical support*
  • Phone Lines and Data Connection
Development House benefits from the following facilities:


Prices for each of our offices vary by size, the prices below are indicative – for an accurate quote please contact us

Desk Spaces are available from £337.00 + VAT (£401.00) per month.

Office Space is available from £1,379.00 + VAT (£1,655.00) per month for approximately 35m² or space for up to five desks.

IT Support

Our sister Company, Ethical IT, provide all IT and the telephone systems within Development House ensuring that any faults or issues with regard to IT or phone system infrastructure are dealt with quickly and effectively.

Additional ad hoc support is also available if necessary - click here for more information. 

Terms & conditions

Tenants are responsible for the payment of contents & public liability insurance, phone calls, use of photocopiers and franking machines.

Our contracts are really flexible - there is no fixed minimum term and tenants can give notice at any point during their contract period. For desk spaces we do ask that tenants commit to a minimum of three months tenancy.

The notice period relates to the size of office you rent, and will vary from 1 – 6 months. VAT of 20% is applicable on all space and services at Development House.  All costs shown are inclusive of services and VAT.

Rental charges include:
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Have a question? Call 01865 207810
Already a tenant? Call 020 7065 0765

Development House, 56 - 64 Leonard St, London, EC2A 4LT

  • Front entrance to Development House, Old Street, London
  • Tenant at desk in Development House, Old Street, London
  • Tenant at desk in Development House, Old Street, London
  • Tenant at desk in Development House, Old Street, London
  • Tenants at Development House, Old Street, London

Centre Staff

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    Edward Carter

    Regional Manager, South East
    Edward joined The Ethical Property Company in February 2016. At university he studied Law and has a MA in Housing Practice, as well as being a Prince2 Practitioner. Edward gained experience in property and estate management at a medium sized RSL (Registered Social Landlord) and managing a customer focused team at the University of Westminster.
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    Ben Coles

    Building Maintenance Manager, London
    Ben joined The Ethical Property Company in April 2012 after acquiring a BA in Film from Southampton University. Ben is responsible for the maintenance of the building and works closely with the Centre Manager to ensure all building services are delivered.
  • Johanna Quintanilla

    Johanna Quintanilla

    Centre Manager, London
    Johanna holds a MA in Public Management and a BA in Journalism - Mass Media Communication. She has worked for the Ministry of Culture of Colombia and has more than 10 years experience in the formulating, monitoring, evaluation and diffusion of programmes and projects aimed at all artists, researchers and managers in the social and cultural sector.

Current Tenants