The News Building. Adjustable pedestals by Buzon.

The News Building. Adjustable pedestals by Buzon.

2019 Buzon
The Place in February 2014.

The Place in February 2014.

11. February 2014
The Place under construction in summer 2012.

The Place under construction in summer 2012.

14. July 2012
The Place under construction in 2012

The Place under construction in 2012

April 7, 2012

The News Building

3 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9TW
Spring 2013
600,000 sq ft

Description of The News Building

The News Building (formerly known as The Place) is a new office building in London Bridge Quarter, London SE1.

**The nearest tube station is London Bridge.

The 17-storey development, designed by leading international architect Renzo Piano, was completed in Spring 2013. The building provides approximately 430,000 sq ft net of highly efficient office space.

Importantly, The Place forms an integral part of London Bridge Quarter which comprises the iconic Shard, a new public piazza, a new station concourse and bus station and underground retail mall. The News Building benefits not only from the excellent communications links - it sits on one of London's largest transport hubs - but also its proximity to the Shard with its range of fine dining restaurants and the Shangri-La five-star hotel, together with the whole South Bank renaissance.

The News Building offers tenants a superb work environment. It meets the most rigorous demands of modern organisations that require large, light, open and highly flexible floor space. The building provides 16 floor plates of between 21,000 sq ft and 31,000 sq ft and features naturally ventilated winter gardens on floors 3 to 12 along with a landscaped roof terrace with spectacular views of the Capital.

The office floors are arranged around a central concrete core with 360 degree full height triple glazed, 1.5m wide cladding panels. The floor plate efficiency ranges between 79% and 83%, well in excess of BCO best guidelines, while around half the floor plate is within 6m of daylight.

The News Building has an Excellent BREEAM sustainability rating. The building's active double skin façade ensures that only 12% of the sun's heat passes into the building therefore reducing the need for cooling while still maximising natural daylight. Carbon emissions are estimated to be 60% less than a typical prestige office building and equates to only 1.5% of an individual's carbon footprint per year.

The Place benefits from the high level of improvements and investment LBQ Ltd is making in and around London Bridge Station. Apart from the dramatically upgraded station concourse and adjacent bus stations there will be the public piazza that links The Place to the Shard. In addition the station works will incorporate new escalators that will lead directly to The Place's entrance from the Underground and new retail outlets.

Also known as "Baby Shard".

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The nearest tube, train and bus stations.
London Bridge Rail Station
Southeastern, Southern, Thameslink
London Bridge Bus Station
17, N21, N343, 141, 43, 521, 149, 388

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25/07/2017 16:21 by Buildington

News Corp has signed a 30-year lease for The Place.

The London operations of News Corp’s news and publishing businesses – including News UK, owner of The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sun newspapers; Dow Jones; and HarperCollins – will move to the site in the borough of Southwark on the south bank of the River Thames this summer. The lease was signed with LBQ Ltd, owners of The Place.

London Bridge Quarter was developed by Sellar Property in association with the State of Qatar and designed by award-winning architect Renzo Piano. The Place, a 17-storey building adjacent to London Bridge Station is technologically innovative, in keeping with News Corp’s own transformation in the digital age. Its BREEAM environmental office rating is “excellent” and supplementary power and heat generation will come through combined heat and power plants.

News UK CEO Mike Darcey said: “There can be no clearer signal of our determination to secure a sustainable future for the world-class journalism we produce than the commitment we make today. This is a commitment by our company to London and the UK for the next three decades. Our titles will evolve, our relationships with our readers will strengthen and our mission to report, analyse and challenge the world will continue.”

Dow Jones CEO Lex Fenwick said: “This move is particularly significant for Dow Jones as it will bring all our London-based staff together in one space. The new, open environment provides a solid foundation for our European business as we aggressively develop our digital platforms and radically heighten the customer experience across products.”

HarperCollins UK CEO Charlie Redmayne said: “We’re delighted to be signing the lease today as it brings us one step closer to the move. Everyone at HarperCollins is excited about the fantastic opportunity this will provide for greater collaboration with News Corp colleagues, as well as the chance to design a bespoke space that puts creativity and innovation at the heart of our publishing.”

Irvine Sellar, Chairman of Sellar Property, shareholder and developer of London Bridge Quarter said: “We are delighted to welcome News Corp’s UK operations to The Place. The wide range of global brands including The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun, Dow Jones and HarperCollins, is helping create a dynamic business hub at London Bridge with a strong media flavour.

“These internationally recognised businesses join other major brands at The Shard including Shangri-La as well as companies from a diverse range of sectors such as Oil & Gas, Media, Law and Asset Management.”

News UK and its three newspapers are currently based in the East London borough of Tower Hamlets. HarperCollins is in the West London Borough of Hammersmith and will make The Place its London headquarters while keeping offices in Scotland and Yorkshire. Dow Jones will be moving from offices in Holborn and the City. Altogether, some 3,500 News Corp employees will be moving into the new building, located outside London Bridge station.

Source: 6. January 2014

07/01/2014 17:53 by Buildington

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