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Once upon a time, Smithfield was solely the home of market traders, such as the eponymous JJ Mack, a fruit and vegetable trader whose shop occupied the site where The JJ Mack Building is now located. Now it is a cultural and creative hub, home to a diverse yet connected set of occupiers, each contributing to the fabric of the new Smithfield.
The area’s culture and connectivity is fast turning Smithfield into a creative-tech hotspot. With Snapchat next door at the Bloom, TikTok’s occupation of the entirety of Kaleidoscope at the other end of the street and Amazon being located within 150 metres of the building, the immediate area has been firmly cemented as the epicentre of an exciting emerging tech district.
One of London’s biggest and most exciting cultural relocations is underway immediately opposite The JJ Mack Building.
The Museum of London’s new location will revitalise the currently disused element of the historic market buildings, ensuring their place in Smithfield’s architectural fabric for generations to come and providing considerable economic and social regeneration benefits for the entire area. The museum’s significance is highlighted by it being the recipient of the largest ever cultural investment made by any Mayor of London as well as unprecedented levels of funding by the City of London.
For those in the know, the City offers a wealth of “hidden” green spaces, several within a stone’s throw of The JJ Mack Building.
From the inviting grassy enclave of the recently revitalised Charterhouse Square to the Barbican’s extensive grounds with their signature lakes and impressive greenhouses and not forgetting the little known gem that is Postman’s Park, JJ occupiers are spoilt for choice when it comes to a lunch time picnic spot.
London’s best connected address. Rapid journeys across London and beyond are a matter of course for the occupiers of The JJ Mack Building. With the opening of the Elizabeth Line, Farringdon Station, which is just a 3 minute walk from the building, is now one of London’s most important and well-connected transport hubs.
As well as having direct access to three of London’s airports, it is the only station where The Elizabeth Line (east-west) intersects with Thameslink (north-south) meaning optimal and fast connectivity from across London and beyond.