As the City of London gears up for the launch of the Cheesegrater next year, you would be forgiven for thinking that it’s the only office development going on in EC3 right now. Actually, nothing could be further from the truth.
We discover some of the ongoing EC3 office developments beyond the Cheesegrater.
20 Fenchurch Street – due March 2014
While the buzz surrounds the Cheesegrater, work continues apace on EC3’s other skyscraper project, the Walkie Talkie, also due for completion in 2014.
The thirty-eight storey building will offer 690,000 sq ft of Grade A office space. Its large floorplates, ranging from 14,000 to 28,000 sq ft, have been designed with the financial and legal sectors in mind, with a range of layouts available for each floor.
But it won’t just be tenants who can enjoy this building, with a public sky garden on the top floor allowing workers and visitors from across the City to enjoy the views from the 525ft building.
This future icon has already secured a number of large pre-lets, including Tokio Marine Kiln who have taken almost 80,000 sq ft over five floors, RSA who have taken almost 80,000 sq ft over four floors, and Liberty Mutual Insurance who have taken 50,000 sq ft for their core business and a further 65,000 sq ft for their subsidiary, Liberty Syndicates.
6 Bevis Marks – due Autumn 2013
With a location next to St Mary Axe and private roof terraces on the 11th, 15th and 16th floors, the new 6 Bevis Marks building has all the makings of a premium business address.
The sixteen-storey building will offer 160,000 sq ft of Grade A office space, many with panoramic views over the City from the floor-to-ceiling windows. It is expected to reach completion later this year.
70 Mark Lane – due 2014
Situated at 64-74 Mark Lane, this sixteen storey building will provide 170,000 sq ft of office space just off Fenchurch Street.
Bennetts Associates have designed the building which occupies an island site, with views over Tower Bridge. The 10th, 12th and 14th floors will have large, enclosed terrace areas – allowing tenants to enjoy the view whatever the weather is doing.
It’s already proving a popular option; Miller Insurance has pre-let 85,000 sq ft of office space in the building, spanning the first six floors.
There’s more to EC3 than the Cheesegrater
The buzz might be all about the Cheesegrater right now, but as EC3 continues to attract ambitious new office developments, businesses of all shapes and sizes should be able to find the right space to suit.
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