Day time view of The Shard spire overlooking The City, North of the River Thames.
A further 61,200 sq ft of office lettings confirmed, taking The Shard's total tenant roster to 21.
The latest series of lettings reflects the increasing appeal of The Shard to international and progressive companies which believe the building makes both a positive corporate statement and a beneficial impact on their business.
These lettings also reinforce the vision of creating a vibrant and dynamic business community in Europe’s first vertical city, and within the London Bridge Quarter estate. Since The Shard’s launch more than three-quarters of the entire estate has now been let, with around 8,000 people now working in The Shard and the adjacent News Building.
io oil & gas consulting, a GE and McDermott venture which is set to transform the offshore oil and gas industry, is leasing 15,400 sq ft of offices on Level 9.
Dan Jackson, CEO of io said, “The launch of io marks a significant milestone in the offshore oil and gas industry, and taking offices in this prestigious and iconic building is a sign of our commitment to recruit the best talent. We will build a distinctive environment, unlike any other consultancy in the market, which puts innovation and powerful thinking at its core.”
This new consultancy will be joining global analysts and business consultants Gallup which is to lease 12,200 sq ft on Level 18. Gallup works with leaders and organizations around the world to provide insight and advice on attitudinal and behavioural issues.
A further 33,600 sq ft has been taken by London’s most progressive design-led flexible office provider, The Office Group, which will occupy levels 24 and 25.
Founded 11 years ago The Office Group is recognised as one of the Capital’s leading providers of flexible office space aimed firmly at the emerging generation of innovators and entrepreneurs who expect their work places to reflect their lifestyles.
Joint CEO’s Charlie Green and Olly Olsen commented: “Our distinctively designed space will complement The Shard’s iconic status and world-class office space. Our product is for people whose lifestyle cannot comprise on work space and who place high value on a world class address and being part of an inspirational environment.”
It is anticipated that The Office Group’s latest centre at The Shard will be home to at least 30 small to medium sized companies on a permanent basis most of which will be from the creative, media and technology sectors, London’s fastest growing areas.
It is anticipated that these new tenants will commence fit-out programmes over the next few months and take occupation in the middle of the year. They will be joining a diverse range of international companies that have already made The Shard their UK headquarters.
Irvine Sellar, The Shard’s developer and co-owner, and James Goldsmith, Leasing Director of REM (the building’s asset manager), said: “These latest lettings epitomise the spirit of The Shard by reinforcing our vision of creating a truly vertical city which enables entrepreneurial and international companies operating from this iconic building to make a positive business statement. These businesses will be a great addition to the London Bridge Quarter estate, and extends our community here to 29 tenants”.