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Place South Let!
We are delighted to confirm that the remaining floors at
Plantation Place South have now let.
Situated on the historic site of the world’s largest tea
trading centre, this prestigious building is one of a pair designed by the
architects Arup Associates.
Plantation Place South is at the heart of the City’s core and
enjoys the vibrancy of a variety of retailers, restaurants, wine bars and other
Global IT recruitment specialists Frank International
acquired the entire 6th floor offices totalling 18,993 sq ft. The part 4th
floor offices comprising 7,380 sq ft were taken by insurance-focused, top 50
law firm Keoghs.
secures move to new City of London office
Credit reference agency Equifax has relocated to 1 Angel
Court, Bank in the City.
This move puts them closer to their city core business
partners, allowing better connectivity compared to their former Marylebone
address, and offers improved facilities for employees future talentpools.
The 8,700 sq ft office features a garden terrace, floor to
ceiling windows providing excellent views of the City, a business lounge and
onsite restaurant. The open plan layout is designed to embrace flexible working
methods and encourage collaborative working.
The president of Europe at Equifax, Patricio Remon, said, “After
24 years at our previous office, we wanted to move closer to our key clients to
help foster and grow our strong working relationships.”
make UK finance sector “stronger”!
Liam Fox, International Trade Secretary, has told that the
UK’s financial services will emerge from the Brexit tragedy “fitter, stronger
and more dynamic”.
Since the EU referendum, the UK have maintained and even made
its position stronger as leading global financial centre. City of London has
remained home to largest commercial insurance market and number of banks.
Financial Times moves back to Bracken House
After long 30 years, UK’s Journalists, Financial Times has
moved back to the historical Bracken House building from One Southwark Bridge
in London where they have worked since 1989.
Originally FT spent 30 years at the Grade II building near St
Paul’s Cathedral from 1959.
The 200,000 sq ft building has undergone major refurbishment
containing a new roof terrace, larger entrance, new halls and internal
In the latest statement, FT said “Bracken House has
transformed into a bright office space fit for a thriving digital news
Bracken House was named after the founder of Financial Times,
Brendan Bracken and was designed by Sir Albert Richardson in 1959.
It was built halfway between the City business centre and the
newspaper hub of Fleet Street to house the FT at the time of “rapid growth” and
with pink sandstone to match the newspaper’s iconic coloured pages.
bikes have been launched in the streets of London!
Uber has launched app-based bikes on the streets of London as
an on-demand bike service in order to accelerate hopes for a bicycle sharing
350 bright red Jump bikes will jump onto the streets of
London starting from Islington. It will cost £1 to unlock each bike and 12p per
minute to ride – first 5 minutes free!
Using the app, riders will be able to see and find bikes
throughout London and will be guided to leave them in a special service area.
It will also feature no parking zones around hospitals,
stadiums and canals. There will be a £25 fine if users dump their bikes outside
the parking zone.
Uber will face competition from City of London’s Boris bikes
which are cheaper at just £2 for 24 hours. ‘Jump’ bikes have already been
released in US and Canada as well as Berlin, Brussels, Lisbon and Paris.
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