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The Shard welcomes new tenants Cognism and Rider Levett Bucknall

28 June 2023

Companies at The Shard

The Shard is set to welcome two new tenants in premium sales intelligence technology company, Cognism and global construction, property and management consultancy, Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB).

The new occupiers are taking a combined 30,000 sq ft of office space on Level 11 at The Shard. They will join a vibrant business community that is now home to more than 30 companies across a variety of business sectors including energy, retail, technology, finance, professional services, education and healthcare.

Cognism is relocating to The Shard from their nearby office space in Borough Yards. The sales and marketing technology company will be occupying 13,153 sq ft of fitted and furnished space on Level 11 North at The Shard, which has been let on an eight-year term.

The letting has been brokered by Real Estate Management (UK) Limited (REM) with support from agents Knight Frank and JLL. Cognism was represented by Found. From start to finish, the transaction was completed in an impressively short period, taking just over five weeks. 

RLB London Entrance  
RLB London entrance


RLB moved to The Shard in June, from 110 Bishopsgate to occupy 16,875 sq ft of fitted space on Level 11 South, through an assignment from existing occupier Merit Group, who remain in the building on Level 9. RLB provides built environment consultancy services, operating in over 40 countries with over 4,000 employees. 

Michael Baker, CEO of REM, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming two new occupiers to our business community here at The Shard. The office space within the building creates an environment that encourages dynamic companies like Cognism and RLB to grow, and their workforce to thrive. 

“With unique floor plates on each level, their staff will enjoy natural light and individual views of the city through floor-to-ceiling glazing. Inspiration will surround them, from the architectural beauty of the building itself and the views across London to the modern workspaces and irresistible buzz of the vibrant Shard Quarter area. The Shard’s position at London Bridge will also offer them unmatched transport links in all directions.”


Cognism kitchen space

Cognism kitchen space


James Isilay, CEO at Cognism said: “Cognism’s global growth requires a headquarters where we can bring our workforce together, whether that’s our UK-based team, or colleagues that visit us from all over the world,” James continued.

“The Shard is an iconic building in one of the best cities in the world, and we’re thrilled to have made it our home.”

Nick Eliot, Managing Partner for London, RLB UK, comments: “At RLB, we have seen significant growth in our London business and across the UK, so finding the right space for our team to grow and thrive and support our clients going forward is key. Our new home at The Shard is an ideal fit for us both in terms of facilities and location and we look forward to welcoming clients to Level 11 South.”

There is still an opportunity for companies seeking to grow their business to take the sole remaining space on Level 9. The floor, which offers WiredScore’s highest-awarded level of internet connectivity and floor-to-ceiling glazed windows with fantastic views, currently has 15,312 sq ft of newly refurbished, open-plan office on the south side of the building.

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