75% of Regent Street’s latest office scheme let in eight weeks

The Crown Estate’s latest Regent Street office scheme, Quadrant 2, is 75% let just eight weeks after completion, following two lettings at 7 Air Street to Akamai Technologies and Amicus.


18 December 2015

CGI of 7 Air Street exterior
  • The Crown Estate has announced two lettings totalling 19,000 ft2 over three floors at 7 Air Street, which together with the 21 Glasshouse Street office building, comprise the Quadrant 2 scheme. Earlier Quadrant 2 office lettings total 34,000 ft2.
  • Akamai Technologies, a global leader in internet content delivery solutions, has taken the 2nd floor of just under 9,000 ft2 at 7 Air Street; specialist lender, Amicus, has taken the 6th and 7th floors, totalling just over 10,000 ft2; they join Eden McCallum which will occupy the fifth floor.
  • 7 Air Street is a landmark sustainable office scheme recognised as the UK’s most sustainable historic building.

7 Air Street, part of our ‘Offices By Regent Street’ portfolio of large floorplate, premium offices, is recognised as the UK’s most sustainable historic building after becoming the first listed building to receive a BREEAM 2011 outstanding rating. It is also the highest scoring office project against current BREEAM standards.

Hayley Turley, Asset Manager for Regent Street Portfolio said: “Offices by Regent Street continue to attract discerning customers who recognise the benefits to their staff of outstanding and sustainable buildings right in the heart of the West End with world class retail and restaurants on the doorstep.”

John Dillon, Vice President of Marketing in EMEA for Akamai said: “As a forward thinking business, operating from a highly sustainable building was at the top of our agenda. In that context, 7 Air Street, which also offers an iconic location, great architecture and proximity to all the amenities of the West End, was a perfect fit.”

Offices by Regent Street continue to attract discerning customers who recognise the benefits to their staff of outstanding and sustainable buildings right in the heart of the West End with world class retail and restaurants on the doorstep.”

Hayley Turley, Regent Street Portfolio Asset Manager

James Weaver, Chief Operating Officer at Amicus said: “Regent Street is a fantastic part of London as well as one of the world’s top retail and leisure destinations. This makes it an attractive environment for our employees and our clients.”

The building, designed by Barr Gazetas, forms part of our £1 billion investment in regenerating Regent Street in the 21st century. As well as providing modern office space with large clear floor plates designed with future flexibility in mind, 7 Air Street’s sustainable features include:

  • A highly effective building envelope, reducing normal heating and cooling requirements
  • An ecological roof incorporating flowers, vegetation, grasses and habitats for insects, birds and bats; this forms part of our ecology masterplan, which will see delivery of a hectare of new green space across our West End portfolio
  • Solar panels which provide carbon savings of up to 12 per cent and low energy air conditioning which uses 33 per cent less electricity than standard solutions
  • LED lighting which uses 25 per cent less energy than more typical installations
  • A unique central energy centre, powered by cutting edge fuel cell technology, which saves around 350 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions each year whilst providing power to 500,000 ft2 of commercial and residential accommodation on Regent Street, including the Café Royal Hotel and the 20 Air Street office building.

CBRE and Knight Frank acted for The Crown Estate at 7 Air Street.