LONDON – LAWFUEL – Press Release Service – Allen & Overy today ann…

LONDON – LAWFUEL – Press Release Service – Allen & Overy today announced Société Générale has sublet 80,000sqft (7432 m²) of its new Bishops Square office in central London, Spitalfields. The brand new, purpose-built complex has over one million sqft in area with 750,000sqft of working space. The agreement announced today leaves 120,000 sqft of grade A office space available to let on flexible terms. Allen & Overy will move over 2,000 people to the new office later this year.

Angela Newby, Allen & Overy’s Head of Corporate Real Estate, commented: “Bishops Square is a state-of-the-art building and one of the most environmentally friendly and innovative in Europe. It has splendid facilities, an historic location and great transport links. Designed by Foster and Partners and developed by Spitalfields Development Group, the building will house approximately 4,000 people when full.”

Chris Clarke, Head of European Property for Société Générale said, “Our business is expanding globally and, as part of our growth strategy, we are firmly committed to the UK market. Now that we require additional office space in London, it is essential to us that this is of high quality. Bishops Square fulfils this requirement excellently”.

Allen & Overy has been advised by property consultancy Cushman & Wakefield and Gerald Eve advised Société Générale. The developer of Bishops Square is Spitalfields Development Group, which is owned by Hammerson plc. The developer has created a first-class office building to designs by Foster and Partners, the internationally renowned architects.

For further information please contact Kathryn Adamson ([email protected]) on +44 (0) 20 7330 4685 or +44 (0)7795 027 657 (mobile).

For information on leasing, please contact Bill Peach at Cushman & Wakefield ([email protected]) on +44 (0)207 152 5373

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