AXA Real Estate Investment Managers has announced the completion of its latest development, 6 Bevis Marks. Comprising 160,000 sqft (14,864 sqm) of office and retail space over 15 floors, the property has been developed in a joint venture with BlackRock. The building was officially launched on the 26th June 2014.
The first two tenants are expected to take occupation during August 2014, and there is significant interest in the remaining space from a range of businesses across several sectors.
The award winning independent bar and restaurant, The Alchemist, is due to open their first London venue at 6 Bevis Marks this summer and will run a pop-up bar in the rooftop garden.
Located close to Liverpool Street, where the new Crossrail station is due to open in 2018, the building has been designed with an exceptional level of amenities; in addition to the rooftop garden square, the building incorporates a ground floor business lounge, full on-site cyclist facilities and a private landscaped courtyard with access to the public realm surrounding the Gherkin. The development also features a 26-screen media wall in the reception, which is being used to host the Vivid Digital arts programme – a commission of young filmmaking talent supported by the developer.
The building is BREEAM Excellent rated, the world’s foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings, demonstrating AXA Real Estate’s core belief in sustainable practices.
Over the last 14 years, AXA Real Estate has successfully developed over 250 projects in six European countries with a gross development value exceeding €9 billion, and currently has €5 billion of projects under management. In London, the projects include 400,000 sqft (37,161 sqm) Kings Cross office development, ‘Sixty London’, a 210,000 sqft (19,510 sqm) prime City of London Grade A office development and its 60,000 sqft (5,574 sqm) One St Paul’s development.
Harry Badham, Head of UK Development at AXA Real Estate, commented: “6 Bevis Marks is a unique property within the City of London for the level and scope of amenities on offer. It is being delivered to the market at a time when the City has evolved as a business location, due to both the relative value of space but also the level of investment in regeneration that has vastly improved the local amenities and environment for staff.”
Source: AXA Real Estate www.axa-realestate.com 10.07.2014