Canary Wharf Group Confirms Two More Walkie Talkie London Office Tenan


Two more tenants have been confirmed for the Walkie Talkie building according to its developers Land Securities and Canary Wharf Group.

Jane Street Capital is set to occupy 30,000 sq ft of London office space at 20 Fenchurch Street, with law firm DWF set to take up over 45,000 sq ft of office space at the building.  DWF will move from its current London office at 85 King William Street to take up the new office space.

With these two tenants set to move in, the Walkie Talkie skyscraper is now at 87% of its total capacity.

The two firms join companies including  Hardy Underwriting, the insurance underwriter which leased 34,396 sq ft on the 11th and 12th floors of the building, and Lancashire Group, the specialist insurance provider which went under offer on 27,128 sq ft of office space.

Both of these moves came  following another 108,000 sq ft of of office space going under offer last November.

Markel International, Allied World and Vanquis Bank have also taken up London office space at the prestigious site.

Work on the Walkie Talkie, designed by architect Rafael Viñoly, originally began in October 2010. Construction of the 160 metre tall building is set to be complete later this year.

So far, Land Securities and its development partner Canary Wharf Group have invested more than £200 million on the huge 37-storey skyscraper.

By: Kirsty MacGregor

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