Hoare Lea relocates to King’s Cross

Posted: Tuesday 12th February 2013

Hoare Lea relocates to King’s Cross Western Transit Shed, 12-13 Stable Street, London, N1C 4AB

  • First commercial occupier moves in to the 67 acre King’s Cross development
  • Hoare Lea relocates 165 strong London office to King’s Cross
  • The firm moves into a 22,000 sq ft space in the Western Transit Shed

Hoare Lea has relocated its flagship London office to Stable Street, King’s Cross, becoming the first commercial occupier at what is one of the largest urban development projects in Europe. The award winning engineering firm has moved to a distinctive BREEAM ‘Excellent’ 22,000 sq ft space in the Western Transit Shed, at the heart of the King’s Cross development.

The office provides a contemporary, professional and comfortable workspace for a total of 165 consulting engineers, support staff and management personnel. It comprises open-plan office space, eight meeting rooms, breakout spaces and kitchen areas, as well as on site amenities, including showers and cycling facilities.

Hoare Lea, the largest firm of its type in the UK, provides design services and technical advice in mechanical, electrical and environmental engineering and associated specialist services, such as acoustics and fire engineering. The firm works across all construction sectors nationally and internationally with leading clients, architects, designers and contractors. The decision to move to the Western Transit Shed was prompted by a need for more space and the opportunity to occupy prestigious offices with facilities that reflected their design-led, sustainable approach to buildings.

The firm has worked closely with asset manager Argent and is targeting a ‘Gold’ Ska rating for the office fit-out.

Miles Freeman, London Managing Partner, Hoare Lea said:

‘We are very enthusiastic about our move to the Western Transit Shed. The new office provides a truly wonderful working environment for our staff and improves the facilities we can offer our clients.

‘Hoare Lea celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2012, and our move marks the start of an exciting new era for the firm. We are confident that the team will continue to grow and build on our success and we look forward to welcoming visitors to our new office.’

Speaking about Hoare Lea’s move, David Partridge, director of Argent (King’s Cross) Ltd, said:

‘We are delighted that Hoare Lea has now moved its London office to King’s Cross. Their new location is stunning and is testament to what can be achieved through real partnership working between a developer and an occupier. They are a fantastic firm to have at King’s Cross and their presence illustrates the attraction that the development holds for a diverse range of businesses.’

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