New lettings at The Shard

Tue 25 August 2015, 2:55 pm

An independent technology and service provider has signed to take the entirety of Level 26 at The Shard, leaving just five full floors remaining at the 72-floor building.

Leonteq Securities will take around 1,480sq m of space, relocating from its current base at 100 Wigmore Street in the West End. It has other offices in Geneva, Monaco, Guernsey, Frankfurt, Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong, and its headquarters are in Zurich.

It is the eighth letting at The Shard to be confirmed this year, which takes the total number of office occupiers in the building to 23 across 13 business sectors.

The Shard is in London Bridge Quarter, which is managed by Real Estate Management (REM) UK. Around 9,500 people are now employed there, at buildings such as The Shard and the News UK headquarters.

Irvine Sellar, The Shard’s developer, co-owner and vice-chairman of REM, and James Goldsmith, leasing director of REM, released a joint statement: “We pioneered the concept of the vertical city at The Shard and it is a huge endorsement of our vision that it continues to attract European industry leaders like Leonteq.

“Interest in the remaining space continues to be strong with potential occupiers not only attracted to The Shard’s growing community, but London Bridge’s strong transport infrastructure and exceptional social amenities that will only continue to evolve as businessses and their employees continue to move into the area.” 

The Shard’s office space is home to companies operating in media, finance, professional services, consulting, luxury brand, education, flexible offices, energy, technology, healthcare, recruitment and asset management.

JLL and Knight Frank are leasing agents on The Shard.