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Six new companies lease space in The Shard

Following the one year anniversary of the official opening of The Shard, it has been confirmed that six new companies will be leasing space in London’s tallest tower. This news comes after much speculation that development firm Sellar Property Group was having trouble leasing the space to commercial tenants. As a result of this announcement it has been confirmed that 30% of The Shard’s office space has now been let.

The new tenants are: the world’s largest hospital group HCA (70,000 sq ft on levels 4-6); New York-based investment bank Duff & Phelps (17,500 sq ft on level 14); international property lawyers Mathys & Squire (28,400 sq ft on level 15); international media group Al Jazeera (27,700 sq ft on level 16); venture capital group Foresight (9,500 sq ft on level 17); and energy company South Hook Gas (15,000 sq ft on level 28).

Neil Prime, Lead Director - UK Office Agency, Jones Lang LaSalle commented: "The strategy for the Shard has always been to attract a community of different sector occupiers at best rents, and as such we remained patient through the downturn of the market to protect the integrity of the asset. With the market picking up at the end of 2013, we are seeing the expected and significant increase in enquiries and visits, and have been able to secure some fantastic tenants at the top, mid and lower levels of the building.”

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