REM, on behalf of the building’s owners, has confirmed further office lettings at The Shard.
Mitie Group PLC, the leading facilities management company, will join a diverse mix of companies in the vertical city when it becomes the 31st business to move into The Shard in Q1 2018. The company has agreed a 15-year lease to take the entirety of Level 12 (29,824 sq ft) as it brings 250 employees from three separate locations together under one roof.
Mitie’s letting at The Shard comes at a time of transformation for the business under the stewardship of its new senior management team. The move will drive cost-efficiency – as Mitie ends leases on three separate office spaces – and will strengthen collaboration across teams. Importantly, The Shard also allows Mitie to create a showcase for its Connected Workspace vision to demonstrate to customers how it can help them transform their own workspaces. Mitie was also attracted by the surrounding London Bridge area, which offers strong transport links, proximity to some of the UK’s most iconic brands and a wealth of social and cultural amenities.
Michael Baker, chief executive officer of REM, the asset manager of The Shard, said: “Mitie will move into the last full office floorplate in the building and we are pleased to welcome our first facilities management company to the vertical city. The Shard has attracted a diverse array of occupiers and each business is a leader within its respective industry, but they share the common goals of attracting the best talent and providing employees with an inspiring space to promote wellness and boost productivity.”
Phil Bentley, chief executive officer of Mitie, said: “The "Connected Workspace" is at the heart of our new strategy in Mitie - and we couldn't find a better location than The Shard to showcase to our clients how we create tomorrow's Connected Workspace.”