Aurum, Lombard Street
The FTSE 100 wealth manager has signed a 15-year lease on the 58,000 sq ft speculative office development, Aurum, at 30 Lombard Street.
McKay Securities has announced that it has agreed a deal with the wealth management firm to take up 58,000 sq ft at the development in Central London.
The agreement is contingent on practical completion of the building in the summer, with St. James's Place then taking occupation in January 2019.
Aurum is a striking Grade A office building inspired by Lombard Street’s financial heritage and is set to enhance this internationally recognised core City location.
The building is set across 11 floors and benefits from column free floorspace and excellent natural light as a result of its corner location. The substantial roof terrace overlooks the 17th century Wren church opposite and other iconic city buildings.
The scheme is one of a very limited number of medium sized new office developments set for completion in the City core during 2018, with this shortage contributing to the decision by St. James’s Place to commit early.
Simon Perkins, chief executive of McKay, said: “There is something special about the history and the presence of this internationally recognised City core location, which our development will both complement and benefit from.
“We look forward to completing this stunning City of London property for St. James’s Place, and providing them with a prominent and highly attractive workspace for employees and clients alike.”
Knight Frank and Savills acted on behalf of McKay while Doherty Baines acted for St. James's Place.
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