Global financial services provider Apex Group Ltd, advised by McCalmont-Woods Real Estate, assigned its lease on 8,100 sq ft surplus offices at 1 Minster Court, EC3 to leading UK insurer Direct Line Group.

Although the deal was delayed three months by COVID-19, the successful office lease disposal still generated cost savings in the order of £3.25m (US $4m) for our client Apex.

For film buffs, the landmark City building featured as the headquarters of Cruella DeVil’s fashion house ‘House of DeVil’ in Disney’s (1996) movie 101 Dalmations. Surprisingly though, the movie didn’t feature in Barry Norman’s 100 Greatest Films of All Time!