Warwick Business School signs for The Shard

Cushman & Wakefield, the world’s largest privately-owned commercial real estate services firm, has advised Warwick Business School on its new London campus at The Shard.

The 12,000 sq ft space on the 17th floor will house state-of-the-art lecture theatres, seminar rooms, an IT lab and will initially be used for the delivery of the MSc Finance and MSc Human Resource Management & Employment Relations courses, starting in January 2015.  There are also plans to run the Warwick Executive MBA from The Shard as well.

Adam Egan, an associate in Cushman & Wakefield’s London Occupier Representation team, said: “This is a major statement of intent from Warwick Business School and represents a landmark moment for it and The Shard.  Cushman & Wakefield is delighted to have had the opportunity to advise Warwick Business School in securing such an internationally recognisable and iconic building for its London campus.  This transaction is a watershed moment for the central London occupational market in that it proves top quality higher education occupiers will commit to real estate of equal boldness, quality and vision.”

Warwick Business School dean, Mark Taylor, said: “We are already in Europe’s top bracket but we want to keep pushing upwards and a presence in London will help us do that.”