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Saturday, 29 February

Cheers! Where Everybody Knows Your Name - Latest Tenant Signs at Iconic Building

The Walkie Talkie at 20 Fenchurch Street in the City of London is now 90% let following a deal with Vinson and Elkins RLLP (an international law firm with its roots in oil and infrastructure) to take an entire floor at level 24 of the building - this represents 24,000sq.ft. The lease is for 20 years.

Following completion of the office floors in April, the first tenants moved into 20 Fenchurch Street in May, with an estimated 1,700 staff now working in the building. Vinson & Elkins will be the second legal firm to take space at the building, joining a number of insurance and financial services firms.

Alex Msimang, London Office Managing Partner at Vinson & Elkins, explained: "We have been in London for more than 40 years and 20 Fenchurch Street will be the ideal London base for us for many years to come. In all our locations we look to provide an outstanding environment and state of the art facilities for our people and our clients. This exceptional building enables us to continue to do that in London."

Canary Wharf Group and Land Securities were advised by Knight Frank and CBRE. Vinson & Elkins were advised by Savills.

 

Sky Garden

Joint developers Canary Wharf Group plc and Land Securities Group plc have confirmed that the Sky Garden – a landscaped garden space with restaurants and viewing terraces on levels 35, 36 and 37 – is due to complete by the end of the year.

The Sky Garden will be operated by the Rhubarb Catering Company. When it opens to the public in January, it will comprise viewing terraces, two restaurants, a café bar and four dedicated event spaces.

 

Picture: Courtesy of  Rhubarb Catering Company

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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