Vacant possession has been achieved at 1 Triton Square to enable the start on site for the 366,000 sq ft commercial redevelopment, which includes 20,000 sq ft of retail and leisure and 10,000 sq ft of affordable workspace.
Construction commences with 310,000 sq ft of office space pre-let to Dentsu Aegis Network.
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1 Triton Square will be redeveloped following finalised terms on a pre-let of the office space covering 310,000 sq ft, reports British Land.
Dentsu Aegis Network, the global brand, media and digital communications specialists, are taking the space for 20 years. They currently occupy 118,000 sq ft at 10 Triton Street.
The 366,000 sq ft redevelopment increases the lettable area by 127,000 sq ft and includes 20,000 sq ft of retail and leisure at ground floor and 10,000 sq ft of affordable work space. Designed by architects Arup Associates, the eight storey building will offer modern, flexible work space around a large central atrium providing linkage between floors and creating a vibrant social hub. The redevelopment will also deliver four large roof terraces and incorporate sustainable and smart technologies to support mobility and collaboration across the group.
Planning Consent has been granted by the London Borough of Camden and work is expected to start on site in March 2018.
British Land's £196 million commitment to the redevelopment is in line with the company's focus on campuses, ensuring they respond to changing needs, enhance the experience for the people who use them and appeal to a broader range of occupiers. Development exposure is also being sensibly managed with 57% of the company's committed pipeline now pre-let or under offer.
Tim Roberts, Head of Offices at British Land, commented: "I am delighted that we have agreed one of the largest pre-lets in the West End in over 20 years with Dentsu Aegis demonstrating the strength of demand for high quality, well-located space. This enables us to commit to our redevelopment at 1 Triton Square, which marks the next phase in the evolution of Regent's Place. This is a great example of our campus approach in action. We are focused on creating vibrant and engaging environments across our portfolio by increasing the mix of uses, and curating the public realm as well as delivering great buildings. Dentsu Aegis's decision to commit to 1 Triton Square and Regent's Place reflects the success of that approach."
Nick Priday, Chief Financial Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network, added: "Our new global headquarters at Regent's Place will position us at the heart of some of the biggest global digital businesses in London. Dentsu Aegis is growing both globally and in the UK and we currently operate out of a number of locations across London. This strategic move will enable us to operate more efficiently as a global business, and create long-term certainty over our property portfolio. One Triton Square will be an environment where our business will thrive, bringing our people and brands together to make collaboration even easier and reduce complexity for the benefit of our clients and our people."
Regent's Place is a 13-acre campus in London's West End, close to Great Portland Street and Warren Street underground stations as well as Euston mainline railway station. The campus has been substantially redeveloped in recent years, with 10-30 Brock Street the most recent addition. Occupiers include Facebook, Santander, Dimensional Fund Advisors and Debenhams corporate headquarters.