Weekly property news from the Central London Boroughs

A weekly round up of the latest property news from the Central London Boroughs

City of London

EG reports CBRE is to open it’s first Hana flexible workspace location in the UK. Located at Nuveen’s 70 St Mary Axe, EC3, also known as the Can of Ham. Hana will occupy around 40,000 sq ft across the lower floors of the 21 storey building.

EG reports on two new future tenants at 22 Bishopsgate, which is being built by AXA Investment Managers and Lipton Rogers. The 1.2m sq ft of office space at the 61-storey tower – the tallest building in the City – is expected to be available for tenants by March 2020. The American data analytics provider Verisk has placed two floors under offer. The firm is understood to be looking to take just over 50,000 sq ft on floors 26 and 27, with an option over the 26,000 sq ft 28th floor. In addition, Norwegian stateowned hydropower company Statkraft is also under offer on a floor at the skyscraper.

EC reports on the designs for The Museum of London has revealed new home in West Smithfield, EC1 and is to be designed by Stanton Williams and Asif Khan with Julian Harrap Architects. A planning application is expected to be submitted later this year.


EC reports that Lendlease is under offer on ITV’s former South Bank based London Television Centre, SE1. The firm is understood to have come out on top from a new bidding process for the property after the sale of the 2.5-acre riverfront site to Allied London collapsed in June. As part of the sales process, Knight Frank drew up a potential plan for the site for around 417,000 sq ft of offices and 236,000 sq ft of residential. The site has attracted interest from Great Portland Estates, Henderson Park, Dartriver, Kirsh Group and CC Land with Native Land.

Tower Hamlets and Westminster

EC reports on BNY Mellon possibly leaving its circa 150,000 sq ft offices at One Canada Square, E14 and moving into its City headquarters at Times Square, 160 Queen Victoria Street, EC4. The bank has its canary Wharf offices on a lease which expires in 2022. However, BNY Mellon is understood to be seeking a short-term flexible lease extension at Canary Wharf to allow it to move in phases to Times Square. The bank is thought to be planning to take around 35,000 sq ft being vacated by Buck Consultants and Dynata.