Ohana Floor Opens
Salesforce opens the first 'Ohana Floor' outside the us at Salesforce Tower London.
During the day, this space is open for employees and their guests. Then on weeknights and weekends, they open up the floor to non-profits and foundations to host their own events at no cost.
22/12/2019 08:36 by Buildington
Commodities trader Trailstone has taken one of the two floors at Salesforce Tower previously occupied by tech firm Powa Technologies, which went into administration in February 2016.
Evening Standard reports that Trailstone, which already occupied a smaller floor in the skyscraper, is paying £90 per square foot to rent the 12,600 square foot 35th floor.
This leaves only the 34th floor available at 110 Bishopsgate, formerly known as the Heron Tower.
Source: Trailstone fills void at City tower left by bust Powa, Evening Standard www.standard.co.uk 2 November 2016
04/11/2016 09:04 by Buildington
New photos of the recently renamed tower.
14/07/2014 02:24 by Buildington
Heron Tower has been renamed Salesforce Tower after Salesforce.com signed a 15-year agreement to lease 50,000 sq ft on 6 floors in the tower.
Salesforce.com has agreed to pay all reasonable costs associated with the reprinting of companies' stationery and business cards and related amendments other tenants need to make to your websites, reported Evening Standard.
Read more: Row as Heron Tower is renamed after US firm Salesforce, Evening Standard http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/row-as-heron-tower-is-renamed-after-us-firm-salesforce-9439751.html
25/06/2014 13:39 by Buildington
New SushiSamba restaurant (a mix of Japanese and Latin American cooking) will open this weekend on the 38th floor of the Heron Tower.
Read the first ever review from Evening Standard http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/the-rooftop-restaurant-where-every-meal-has-a-gherkin-on-the-side-7976475.html
26/07/2012 12:16 by Buildington
Heron Tower is currently 30 per cent let http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/does-anyone-want-to-move-into-the-shard-7799803.html
29/05/2012 16:21 by Buildington
Heron Tower was named Best Commercial Workplace at the British Council for Offices London & South East Awards in April 2012.
The award was presented at a lunch event on Wednesday 18 April, held at the London Hilton on Park Lane. Attended by over 600 property professionals, the ceremony brought together architects, designers, developers and occupiers.
Judges took into account the success of the project against the brief as well as flexibility, efficiency, quality, sustainability, effectiveness as a workplace and contribution to public realm.
Heron Tower is the tallest building in the City of London, stretching 230 metres into the skyline and offering 36 storeys of office space along with bars and restaurants on the ground and upper storeys.
Commenting on the award win, Peter Ferrari, Managing Director of Property Development at Heron International, said:
“From the building’s exceptional location at the heart of the City, to the emphasis on quality and design, right through to the unique features such as the aquarium in the lobby and the high speed, fully glazed, double-deck lifts, Heron Tower is a truly special building and we are delighted that this has been recognised by the British Council for Offices Awards.”
Heron Tower will now go on to compete at a national level, in a bid to win the prestigious ‘Best of the Best’ award, presented on 2 October 2012.
29/05/2012 16:19 by Buildington
Harvey Nash, the global professional services group, has chosen to retain London as its global headquarters when it relocates offices later this year. Harvey Nash, a finalist in the Orange Mid Cap Business of the Year Awards, has over 6,000 consultants and highly skilled technology freelance specialists in 40 offices across three continents.
As a mark of its confidence in the City of London's pre-eminence as an international business hub, Harvey Nash will re-locate from its current Mayfair HQ (13 Bruton Street) to Heron Tower. The Group is expected to invest up to £2m in capital expenditure and new technology over the next five months. The total lease expenditure is likely to exceed £10 million over the next 10 years.
As part of the selection process, the Group shortlisted cities such as New York, Dublin, Zurich and Hong Kong as potential locations for its new headquarters. The decision to choose London as its base for the next decade was based on the following critical factors:-
•Talent. London will remain the human capital hotspot of the world attracting not only highly skilled young people from all over the UK and Ireland but increasingly, becoming the destination of choice for many top graduates from Asia and Europe.
•Silicon Roundabout. London has one of the fastest growing and most innovative online media sectors in the world outside of California. In particular, Shoreditch and east of the City are becoming globally pre-eminent in this hugely important digital and mobile market.
•Business friendly. We are encouraged that the UK's international competitiveness has been prioritised in policy making by the Mayor of London and the Coalition Government.
•Competitive position. Although much more needs to be done, when ranked against comparative locations in Europe and the USA, corporate tax rates are on a downward trend and the UK's flexible labour market is recognised by both main parties as a strategic asset, particularly when compared to mainland Europe.
•UK expansion. Harvey Nash has recently opened new offices in Manchester and Edinburgh and expanded in Leeds and Birmingham. We see the UK’s unique creative and digital skills base benefitting from global mobile and technology convergence trends.
•Iconic location, 21st century facility. The new relocation at Heron Tower combines cutting edge design including state of the art carbon reduction and sustainability features, with easy access to the West End, Docklands and City Airport.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said:
"This is a great example of an ambitious, truly global company recognising why London is the best big city to do business. The commitment shown by Harvey Nash is a great sign of confidence in the capital and will provide a welcome boost for jobs and the wider economy. By moving to the Heron Tower they have chosen a stunning location for their new home, right in the heart of the City."
Albert Ellis, CEO of Harvey Nash, said:
"London is a fantastic location for all British companies who are exporting services and expanding internationally. Access to a highly skilled workforce combined with a 21st century facility such as the Heron Tower supports our mobile workforce and in our view it's the best anywhere in the world.
"And the UK as a whole is on the up. The government's focus on emerging markets and in particularly China, is in line with our strategy as we expand from our base in Vietnam into China and Australia in the first half of 2012. In Asia, London is highly regarded by businesses and governments alike. The opportunity to benefit from the Group's association with Britain's most valuable asset is significant. We are very proud to remain in London."
17/02/2012 19:53 by Buildington
Heron Tower is less than a quarter full 6 months after the building was finished in March.
Heron International confirmed four new lettings on Monday, including investment manager Partners Group, forex broker City Credit Capital, and Snoras, a Lithuanian bank. It takes total office lettings to eight and a half office floors of 36.
An unspecified number of other floors were under offer in the 230 metre-tall skyscraper, said the company.
A third of the tower was let or under offer, including both offices and two restaurants, Heron International said to Reuters.
20/09/2011 00:16 by Buildington
Innovative and rapidly-growing carbon management firm Eco Global Markets are throwing in their lot with one of the most ecologically sustainable developments in the City, by taking office space in Heron Tower. With a mention already published in City A.M, it looks like a wise move.
Eco Global Markets recently launched a new corporate product, the success of which has prompted their move from No. 1 Cornhill. The company, which sells carbon credits as investments and also helps businesses and individuals to become carbon neutral, has grand designs to grow into their new office space.
Eco Global Markets Director, Robert O’Brien, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be moving in to Heron Tower. The BREEAM rating and sustainability of the building were huge factors for our choice. There is a fantastic aquarium in reception with 1200 fish and 6 sharks and our floor is truly stunning with a panoramic view of the whole of London!”
Heron Tower was recently awarded a BREEAM rating for its visionary commitment to sustainability. BREEAM addresses environmental and sustainability issues, providing ratings to designers and developers who can prove their environmental credentials. Choosing a BREEAM rated development was a priority for Eco Global Markets, and Heron Tower looks like the perfect location for the business to grow.
A visionary development in the City of London, Heron Tower will be the tallest building in the city at 202 metres. A stone’s throw from Liverpool Street, one of the largest commuter stations in London, Heron Tower is poised to become the City location in 2011. Eco Global Markets should feel right at home. O’Brien continued: “The successful launch of our corporate product has meant that we have outgrown our current location far sooner than we originally planned and lead to us taking space in this dynamic new building. Our expansion has meant that we are almost tripling our operation immediately with room for further growth over the next 5 years. We think it’s a great match and are more than excited about our future in Heron Tower.”
About Eco Global Markets
Eco Global Markets is a carbon management consultancy with a focus on projects that directly mitigate climate change. Working with the most experienced development teams in markets fundamental to the sustainable future of the planet, Eco Global Markets promotes only the most ethical projects. We work closely with our clients to measure their carbon footprint, lower their impact on the environment and offset their emissions to become Carbon Neutral.
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