Hoare Lea relocates to King's Cross development
13 February 2013 16.30 GMT
(UK) - The international consulting engineers moves its flagship London office to King’s Cross, becoming the first commercial occupier of a new urban development.
Transfering to the distinctive 22,000 sq ft space in the Western Transit Shed area of the development, the company took the decision to relocate due to a need for more space and the opportunity to occupy offices with facilities that reflected the firm's design-led, sustainable approach to buildings.
The new office provides a workspace for a total of 165 consulting engineers, support staff and management personnel, and comprises open-plan office space, eight meeting rooms, breakout spaces and kitchen areas. The building also boasts a BREEAM 'Excellent' rating.
Miles Freeman, London Managing Partner at Hoare Lea said of the move: "The new office provides a truly wonderful working environment for our staff and improves the facilities we can offer our clients."
"Hoare Lea's new location is stunning and is testament to what can be achieved through real partnership working between a developer and an occupier," David Partridge, director of the King's Cross development added. "The company's presence also illustrates the attraction that the development holds for a diverse range of businesses."
Hoare Lea, which provides design services and technical advice in mechanical, electrical and environmental engineering, celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2012.