With One London Wall Place leased to a single occupier, the battle for City office space is hotting up as a number of high-profile businesses look to relocate within the Square Mile.
While the competition for space on long-term lets is fierce, the City’s flexible office market offers smaller businesses a wealth of options for securing space with a prestigious City address. We review some of the most sought-after locations right now.
With Schroders snapping up One London Wall Place, and Rabobank rumoured to be among the high-profile organisations in the running for Two London Wall Place, this is a seriously popular area right now.
But it’s not all long-term leases. Nearby, London Wall Buildings offers a flexible option for large and small businesses, with an impressive period façade and modern office space inside.
King William Street
If Rabobank doesn’t move to Two London Wall Place, another option on its shortlist is reportedly 33 King William Street. At the heart of the Square Mile, this thoroughfare is home to a wide range of office buildings housing financial firms.
Earlier this year, 100 Bishopsgate was on the shortlist for M&G Investments’ planned relocation. Once complete, it promises to bring yet another contemporary, high-rise office tower to the heart of the city.
For businesses looking for fast occupation rather than a lengthy pre-let process, just a few steps away, these flexible offices give occupiers all the cachet of this popular City address, without the long-term lease or the months of legal wrangling.
Possibly the frontrunner in M&G’s hunt for new offices, Fenchurch Street has long been a popular City location. The arrival of the Walkie Talkie skyscraper has done much to raise the street’s profile and boost its appeal.
For flexible options in the area, this business centre directly on Fenchurch Street has plenty of period charm on the outside, along with serious, corporate space on the inside. It is spacious, immaculately presented and has just the right amount of gravitas for City office space.
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