REM today confirms a further 15,912 sq ft of office space at The Shard has been let after Leonteq Securities (Europe) selected the vertical city for its new London base.
It is the eighth letting to be confirmed this year, which takes the total number of office occupiers in the building to 23 across 13 business sectors. Only five full levels remain available in the 72-floor building, demonstrating the success of the vision to create Europe’s first truly mixed vertical community.
Leonteq Securities (Europe) will relocate from yheir current base at 100 Wigmore Street in the West End to The Shard at London Bridge after it signed a new 10-year lease for the entirety of Level 26. Founded in 2007, Leonteq Securities (“Leonteq”) is an independent technology and service provider for investment solutions headquartered in Zurich and has offices in Geneva, Monaco, Guernsey, Frankfurt, Paris, London, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Irvine Sellar, The Shard’s developer, co-owner, and vice-chairman of REM and James Goldsmith, Leasing Director of REM, said: “We pioneered the concept of the vertical city at The Shard and it is a huge endorsement of our vision that it continues to attract European industry leaders like Leonteq. Interest in the remaining space continues to be strong with potential occupiers not only attracted to The Shard’s growing community, but London Bridge’s strong transport infrastructure and exceptional social amenities that will only continue to evolve as businesses and their employees continue to move into the area.”
The Shard’s office space is home to companies operating in media, finance, professional services, consulting, luxury brand, education, flexible offices, energy, technology, healthcare, recruitment and asset management. Around 9,500 people now work at London Bridge Quarter, the vibrant estate comprising The Shard and the adjacent News UK headquarters building.
JLL and Knight Frank are leasing agents on The Shard.