Take up of Grade A office space at The Lumen, Newcastle Helix

The recently announced letting to Clifford Chance at The Lumen, Newcastle Helix sees take up of another full floor within this exemplar Grade A office building.

The international law firm will take a ten year lease of the third floor extending to 15,000 sq ft in 2023, following upon the completion of tenant fit out works. They were attracted to the building, required to accommodate their expansion in Newcastle, by the quality of space along with the high environmental standards which is in line with their mission to reduce CO2 emissions,

The Lumen, which extends to 106,000 sq ft over 8 floors, is already occupied by a myriad of companies and organisations, including Homes England, North of Tyne Combined Authority, Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Hospitals Foundation Trust and Savills.

The Lumen’s grade A offices are located at the heart of Newcastle Helix, a unique partnership between Newcastle City Council, Legal & General and Newcastle University. A 24-acre development that brings together industry leaders, businesses and top researchers into an internationally renowned innovation cluster.

The joint letting agents Avison Young and Cushman &Wakefield report good interest in the remaining space.

The Lumen is part of Legal & General’s ongoing investment on Newcastle Helix. The building is designed by Ryder Architecture to BREEAM Excellent standard and has an EPC rating of A.

Tony Wordsworth, Director, Avison Young comments. “High profile companies have been attracted to Newcastle Helix which has set new high standards for office space in Newcastle.”

Ben Rodgers, Head of Regeneration, LGIM Real Assets, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Clifford Chance to Newcastle Helix. The Lumen is an exceptional space, boasting market-leading technologies, sustainability, and cross-sector collaboration – it’s a real example of a future-proofed, best-in-class office space.”

Ben Davis of Cushman and Wakefield who acted for Clifford Chance adds, “The acquisition of Clifford Chance’s accommodation at The Lumen demonstrates the standard of accommodation being marketed, offering the highest standard of office accommodation in Newcastle, paired with best in class connectivity and sustainability.”