The Shard’s last remaining office space is snapped up


Every one of the 25 storeys of office space available in London’s tallest building is fully let for the first time since the skyscraper opened more than five years ago.

Confirmation that The Shard was now 100 per cent occupied came earlier this month, when it was announced that the final 6,000 sq ft of space had been snapped up by existing tenant Warwick Business School.

The institution intends to create a second lecture theatre on the 13th floor of the premises.

Andy Lockett, dean of the school, said: “[The Shard] has proved to be the perfect base — exceptional transport links make it easy to access and we have light, inspiring spaces that create the perfect learning environment.”

Dan Gaunt, from estate agents Knight Frank, said: “The Shard has been an ambitious project from the very start and the final leasing deal with Warwick Business School marks a significant milestone.”

The skyscraper was inaugurated in the summer of 2012, although lettings started slowly, with only a third of the space taken at the start of 2014.

However, the number of deals increased dramatically over the course of the following year.

As things stand, only 10 apartments spread across the 53rd and 65th floor remain vacant, although these are widely understood to have been retained by the building’s Qatari backers.

Rufus Ballaster, Partner in Carter Lemon Camerons’ Property team, said: “Our experience at Carter Lemon Camerons is that properly priced well connected property continues to be popular.

“The Shard has done well to fill in the time it has and its iconic nature and superb transport links will undoubtedly have helped.”

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