09 December 2019

The Marq in St James’s secures three new office customers

The Marq, the latest mixed-use development from The Crown Estate, has signed three new office customers over five floors of the building, taking a total of 29,130 sq ft of space. This takes the office space in the building to 82% let, with only the 6,330 sq ft first floor space remaining. CBRE and Levy Real Estate are acting on behalf of The Crown Estate on office leasing.

The Marq is also the UK’s first new-build project to achieve both a BREEAM New Construction Outstanding rating for its shell and core and the WELL Gold Certification. It has been designed with occupier health and wellbeing in mind, and prioritises natural light and excellent indoor air quality, as well as providing exceptional facilities, including luxury showers and changing rooms, features which have proved to be key factors in securing the interest from new customers. 

Oliver Smith, Head of St James’s at The Crown Estate, said: “To have completed three deals, just a few months since launch, reflects the exceptional quality of The Marq and how this building aligns with the values of customers. They want workspaces of the highest quality, as well as environments which support positive health and wellbeing. We are delighted that our commitment to these factors is shared by our new customers and will be experienced by the people and visitors coming to The Marq.”

Designed by John McAslan & Partners with Rolfe Judd and delivered by Skanska, The Marq occupies the corner of Jermyn Street and Duke Street St James’s. It is the first completely new build office building to be delivered in the St James’s neighbourhood since St James’s Market in 2017.

The Marq also offers a flexible 5,000 sq ft retail space over the ground and basement levels, which is available as a flagship store or can be split, Nash Bond and Colliers are acting for The Crown Estate on the retail space. The 5,000 sq ft restaurant has been confirmed as the location for Maison Francois, a new all-day dining concept.

The Marq also brings new public artwork to St James’s. A three-piece artwork from Jacqueline Poncelet has been integrated into the fabric of the building, and includes a corner stone piece which covers the full height of the building and bespoke bronze entry gates. The artwork reflects the tradition of craftsmanship and tailoring in St James’s, and contribute to Westminster City Council’s programme of public art.

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