MITIE GROUP JOIN THE VERTICAL CITY
Leading facilities management company, Mitie, has agreed to let 29,824 sq ft on level 12, becoming the 31st business to move to The Shard offices.
Mitie Group PLC will join a diverse mix of companies in The Shard offices in Q1 2018. The new Headquarters will bring 250 employees from three separate locations together under one roof.
Mitie’s letting at The Shard comes at a time of transformation for the business under the stewardship of its new senior management team. The move will drive cost-efficiency – as Mitie ends leases on three separate office spaces – and will strengthen collaboration across teams. The Shard also allows Mitie to create a showcase for its Connected Workspace vision, demonstrating to customers how it can help them transform their own workspaces.
“THE 'CONNECTED WORKSPACE' IS AT THE HEART OF OUR NEW STRATEGY IN MITIE - AND WE COULDN'T FIND A BETTER LOCATION THAN THE SHARD TO SHOWCASE TO OUR CLIENTS HOW WE CREATE TOMORROW'S CONNECTED WORKSPACE.”
Chief Executive Officer, Mitie
Michael Baker, Chief Executive Officer of REM, the asset manager of The Shard, said: “Mitie will move into the last full office floorplate in the building and we are pleased to welcome our first facilities management company to the vertical city. The Shard has attracted a diverse array of occupiers and each business is a leader within its respective industry, but they share the common goals of attracting the best talent and providing employees with an inspiring space to promote wellness and boost productivity.
“The Shard and the surrounding London Bridge neighbourhood is now a thriving community that offers a wealth of social amenities and exceptional transport links that can’t be bettered by any other part of London – it is the perfect location for an ambitious company that puts its employees first.”
The Shard has played an instrumental role in the transformation of the London Bridge area, which has undergone a significant change over the last 15 years. London Bridge station, the fourth busiest station in the UK, has received significant investment including the remodelling of the concourse to accommodate increased footfall and the creation of new connections. These improvements – which will increase capacity in peak hours by 30% and enable the station to bring 75 million passengers into the city each year – have undoubtedly increased the attractiveness of the area for businesses.