Kajima Properties, the London based property investor, developer and asset manager, has signed global investment manager Loomis Sayles as a tenant at its landmark office development, 77 Coleman Street. The building has set a new benchmark for prime City of London offices.
Loomis Sayles is relocating from the West End and will occupy space that Dolfin Financial (UK) Ltd had previously committed to. Kajima Properties’ success in leasing the same space twice in the first half of 2021 underlines the attraction of 77 Coleman for a next generation of occupiers looking for high-specification, design-led office space located in amenity-rich, well-connected urban locations. Loomis Sayles joins Amundi, the French asset management company, which occupies three floors.
Dartbrooke Coffee has also signed a lease for the reception coffee shop, and is now open and serving Grade 1, ethically-sourced coffee is to both occupiers and the general public.
John Harcourt, Managing Director at Kajima Properties said: “The letting of this space twice in six months underlines the resilience of best-in-class offices in sought-after locations amid the difficult conditions caused by the pandemic. More than ever, occupiers are demanding exceptional quality: after a year of remote working, offices now need to be worth the commute, and we are proud that 77 Coleman is clearly hitting the right note.”
The 83,000 sq ft NIA office and retail development was designed by leading London architecture practice Buckley Gray Yeoman. The extensive transformation of the building saw it reimagined from dated 1980s offices into a leading contemporary scheme, establishing a new street presence on Coleman Street and creating 16,000 sq ft of new retail and leisure space.
The office is less than a minute’s walk from the new Elizabeth Line station at Moorgate and opens on to Coleman Street Gardens in EC2, one of the City’s rare green spaces.
A spacious 4 metre high 3,200 sq ft reception space features a coffee shop, luxurious, hotel-style furnishings, and high-quality finishes, which are reflected throughout the seven levels of the building.
Rated ‘Platinum’ by Wired Score and BREEAM Excellent, the transformed building also incorporates a café, shared workspace, three terraces with spectacular views over the surrounding streetscape, and 146 cycle spaces with extensive shower and changing facilities. The development retained 78% of its frame, with 161 kg of carbon dioxide per square metre retained within the structure, meeting LETI and RIBA 2030 net zero carbon targets.
CBRE and BH2 are the letting agents for the office space. Retail and leisure are marketed by Harper Dennis Hobbs and CBRE. Cushman & Wakefield acted for Loomis Sayles and Summit acted for Dolfin.