London, 15 February 2023 – FTSE 250 recruitment business, Page Group has signed the lease for a new London HQ at the iconic 80 Strand in Covent Garden.
The worldwide leader in specialist recruitment employs 9,000 people across 37 countries. Page Group is consolidating their two current London offices at Victoria House on Bloomsbury Square and 61 Aldwych to a single floor at the newly refurbished building. 80 Strand has recently undergone a comprehensive refurbishment with new ground floor amenity and end of trip facilities, along with disabled car parking spaces. The refurbished floors benefit from impressive views over the river, from Westminster to the City.
Attracted by the building’s strong sustainability credentials and the collaboration potential a single office space could provide them, Page Group has taken 40,000 sq ft, on a 12-year commitment lease.
A representative for the Landlord, Strandbrook Ltd, Sophie Willson said: “We are delighted that Page Group, in consolidating their London offices, has chosen 80 Strand. Alongside completing the high quality CAT A refurbishment of the four office floors vacated by Shell, we worked hard with heritage architect Duncan Mitchell and PDP London to design and complete significant works to the property to improve the entrance experience and to maximise the occupier amenity within the building. These works have transformed this iconic landmark property and have been received very positively by new occupiers such as Michael Page. We now have 105,000 sq ft spoken for with 55,000 sq ft remaining.”
Other recent lettings in the building include Sharkmob who acquired 40,000 sq ft, Vitality who acquired 20,000 sq ft, Darktrace who acquired 30,000 sq ft and IK Partners who acquired 14,000 sq ft. In addition, there is currently around 95,000 sq ft under offer to multiple occupiers. Deals to be announced shortly.
Cushman & Wakefield advised Strandbrook Ltd, Vail Williams advised Page Group.
Nick Kirk, CEO at PageGroup: "We are hugely excited to make 80S our new London home and breathe new life into such an iconic building. The move will provide us with a modern, agile environment to enable hybrid working and more effective collaboration between our teams and customers. Co-locating all our London based staff under 1 roof for the first time will also unlock further opportunities to drive innovation, whilst also creating a more sustainable and accessible working environment."