Russell & Dawn Chopp launched Space Station in 1997.
We pioneered loft living in then grungy Shoreditch and over the next two decades we were the go agent for unique design led property.
Everything we did was fun, edgy, innovative, original and fresh, but the most important thing was, we loved what we did.
As the world went on pause, we reflected and took a good look at our business and realised somewhere along the journey, Space Station had become just another estate agent in the race to the bottom of the barrel, something we had promised ourselves we would never be.
We re-evaluated why we created Spaces Station, stripped back and considered what was important to us, and how we had originally changed the perception and brought creativity in to the pretty dull world of estate agency.
Over the past 12 months, we invested in new technology, formed new partnerships, introduced new territories, and added some new services.
Welcome to Space Station 2.0
“Revaluation of all values” Friedrich Nietzsche
Where It All Started Space Station launched, our first office located on Lambs Conduit Street WC1N
Shoreditch Office Opens. We contacted a private advertiser in the the Evening Standard, (yes that long ago) for the sale of Live/work units in Shoreditch. We ended up agreeing to take the commercial space a former print works, located at 92, Leonard Street EC2A. This became home for the next 22 years and as a bonus we ended up selling and renting the rest of the residential, commercial and live/works spaces, on the above floors.
Leonard Street – We worked with Paul Karakusevic , of Karakusevic Carson Architects, to completely refurbished the Space Station office. when you could still find a raw shell.
We acquired 2-4 Chance Street E1, an disused furniture factory, owned by former Rugby player Jeff Probyn, which was quickly snatched up by YBA artists, Sue Nobel & Sue Webster. This was the start the the “Shoreditch Renaissance”.
Shells In The Flower Market – At a time when other agents were telling our clients loft shells on a market street will never sell, we disagreed and had a waiting list!
Represented the first dot com at the height dot coms, we were acted as sole agents for boo.com, the world largest online fashion retailer.
Acquired and sold the former furniture factory to YBA's Sue and Tim, the new owners of Chance Street, commissioned David Adjaye and created The Dirty House" Shoreditch. Situated just across the street from Shoreditch House.
We sold this iconic Clerkenwell penthouse on Britton Street EC1 at a record price for a shell, many followed.
Selling spaces in there purest form was what we're renowned for, none more Iconic than the Ziggurat Penthouses EC1
Now known as Galaxy house EC2A, we sold this wonderful building off plan Now known as Galaxy house EC2A, we sold this entire wonderful building off plan.
This was the first development built on Redchurch Street E2. At the time this was quite a futuristic looking building for the area. We sold the whole building of plan and still represent many of the original owners.
We bought our office on Hoxton Square, where we are today!
One of the first Pre-Olympic Brownfield sites sold in Stratford E15, We sold this site with planning for 100 units and 20,000sqft of commercial,
With our association with the Arts Space Station opens Space Station Gallery on Bermondsey Street. The space was directly across from White Cube and coined the Ice Cube.
We team up with Hackney Night Shelter as Shoreditch Pioneers, at the The 2021 Hackney Half Marathon and help raise much needed funds for our shelters.