Marketform, advised by McCalmont-Woods, has acquired 29,500 sq ft offices on the 5th floor, 20 Gracechurch Street, EC3 for its new London Office. 20 Gracechurch Street is located at the junction of Gracechurch Street with Lombard Street and is strategically positioned between The City’s financial and insurance districts. The 300,000 sq ft 17-storey Grade A office building was comprehensively refurbished in 2009 and the lower four floors reclad with an elegant new Portland stone facade. GM Real Estate and Savills advised the landlord, 20 Gracechurch Street Partnership, an SPV comprising Aviva Investors and Northwood Investors.
Marketform, is one of the foremost providers of specialist lines of insurance in the London market and is a member of Great American Insurance Group, part of American Financial Group, Inc., which has more than US$35 billion in assets and whose common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ under the symbol “AFG”.
Trinity Mirror, advised by McCalmont-Woods, has let 16,410 sq ft offices on the part 19th floor in One Canada Square, Canary Wharf to High Speed two (HS2) Limited, advised by GM Real Estate.
HS2, is the company responsible for developing and providing the UK’s new high speed rail network and is wholly owned by the Department for Transport. Trinity Mirror is one of the largest multimedia publishers in the UK and Ireland with an award-winning portfolio of media brands.