20 Ropemaker Street
15/02/2020 by Buildington
Linklaters has signed a new lease agreement for 20 Ropemaker, a new development which will serve as the global firm’s London headquarters once completed.

The new building benefits from a prime City location, excellent facilities and flexible workspace that the firm will develop to create a state-of-the-art environment that will prioritise client service, employee health and wellbeing and help to attract and retain outstanding talent.

Gideon Moore, Firmwide Managing Partner, commented: “This is an exciting moment in the long history of Linklaters and represents an important step into our future. Throughout the selection process, what has been clear to us is the value that our people place on the environment in which they work and the extraordinary benefits that 20 Ropemaker, built by a developer committed to achieving the highest standards and carefully designed to meet our requirements, will bring to the firm and to our clients.”

Frank Filskow, Lead architect for 20 Ropemaker, Make architects added: “Our ambition for 20 Ropemaker Street is to create a sustainable workspace of the highest standard that focuses on its occupants’ wellbeing. The facade, which is self-shading, highly insulated and made from natural stone, will reduce the building’s embodied carbon and minimise its energy consumption. The stepped building form responds to the townscape and creates a series of extensive roof terraces that, combined with balconies on the majority of floors, give employees easy access to gardens, sunshine and fresh air. Glazed accommodation staircases and opening windows with uninterrupted views bring natural light into both work and circulation spaces while also encouraging the interconnection of floors, in turn promoting collaboration and healthy living among workers. With flexible floorplates and robust materials that will maximise its life, this building is part of a sustainable drive to fight the climate emergency and deliver workplaces that promote happiness, wellbeing and productivity.”

Tim Sketchley, Director, Old Park Lane Management Limited said: “We are very pleased indeed to be developing for Linklaters their new global headquarters building. When we deliver this building to Linklaters in 2024 it will represent not only 8 years of careful planning and preparation and construction but also the firm Old Park Lane Management Limited view that partnership with customers underpins long term value and the Family Office’s view that London is a key long-term hub for a lot of our Real Estate activities around the world. We recognise that the combination of sustainability, flexibility of space, value for money and the contribution that property can make to the wellness agenda of organisations should be the driving principles behind all developments for this decade and beyond.”
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