Letting achieves record rent for lower ground floor offices 03.12.14

Advised by Levy Real Estate, Harwood International has achieved a record rent in the pre-letting of the Lower Ground Floor at Cleveland House, 33 King Street, St. James’s, London SW1.

The 4,650 sq ft of space has been let to St. James’s recruitment company Allen Lane Ltd, on a new 10-year lease at a rent of £62.50 per sq ft – the highest level ever achieved in London for lower ground floor offices.

Levy Office Agency Partner, Simon Tann, comments: “The key was the height of the space and installing a new lighting system which has turned a dark, under-used, storage area into a bright and airy working environment”.

Christopher Selsby, Managing Director of Harwood International Europe, comments; “We worked closely with lighting consultants, Studio ZNA, to create an exciting design with several different sources and types of light.  The result tricks the eye into believing the windows and skylights are real”.

The space also benefits from a new lobby with limestone floor and back-painted glass walls. Other features include a mezzanine break-out space with spiral staircase, a courtyard and lightwell with living wall, part-timber raised floor and exposed stone wall.

A further 3,355 sq ft of Grade A refurbished offices are available on the second floor of the building.

More details here