DK HQ, London, United Kingdom

Monday 9 Apr 2018
Credit: Ballymore

Architects: Ballymore Group

DK add to Nine Elms transformation

DK join colleagues from its sister company, Penguin Random House UK in new media hub in London

DK, the world leading illustrated reference publisher, has announced its relocation to One Embassy Gardens designed by PLP Architects. The firm has signed a lease agreement with Ballymore to occupy three floors of prime office space with a combined size of 44,000 sq. ft.

Publishing content in over 100 countries worldwide, DK will move to One Embassy Gardens from their 80 Strand office by 2020. Developed by Ballymore, One Embassy Gardens places tenants at the heart of the landmark Embassy Gardens development in Nine Elms. With views over the River Thames, Linear Park and new US Embassy building, One Embassy Gardens is uniquely positioned within a new neighbourhood, combining business and creativity with a commitment to modern work space.    

DK have chosen to join colleagues from its sister company, Penguin Random House UK at One Embassy Gardens, whose move was announced in December 2017. DK is moving its UK employees south of the river by 2020, marking a more general shift within the media and publishing industries. Indeed, tech giant Apple will unveil its new London headquarters within the Nine Elms regeneration area imminently, while a host of other businesses have taken advantage of the district’s unique appeal.

London Underground’s much heralded Northern Line extension will see the creation of two new stations at Nine Elms and nearby Battersea Power Station, dramatically improving transport connections to central London and beyond. The plethora of shops, restaurants, cafés, bars and green spaces within Embassy Gardens and across Nine Elms more generally is also a true maker of the area’s new destination status.

Commenting on the announcement, Ian Hudson, CEO of DK, said, “We are delighted to be moving to One Embassy Gardens with our Penguin Random House UK colleagues. This is a wonderful new space at the heart of one of London’s most exciting new developments.”

John Mulryan, Group Managing Director of Ballymore, added, “DK’s relocation to One Embassy Gardens is a great testament to Nine Elms’ remarkable transformation. Their move, in conjunction with Penguin Random House, will create a new media and publishing hub for London and we are looking forward to welcoming our new guests.”

Nick Myall

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