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Kajima Properties Starts Work on New Development

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Construction work has officially started on Kajima Properties’ major new 84,000 sq ft office and retail development at 77 Coleman Street, London, EC2. The development was designed in collaboration with Buckley Gray Yeoman architects and it will provide a high quality office space in the heart of London, directly overlooking Coleman Street Gardens and less than a minute’s walk from the new Elizabeth Line station at Moorgate.

“77 Coleman Street is well placed to capitalise on the growing demand for multi-functional accommodation in well-connected London locations. Whilst 77 is located in the very heart of the City, and will appeal to traditional Square Mile occupiers, we see it as a ‘London’ building that will attract design-conscious occupiers from across the wider city seeking amenity, flexibility and accessibility. 77 Coleman Street is a genuinely rare occupier opportunity, creating both an outstanding commercial space and an attractive new retail and social destination, right in the middle of London,” said John Harcourt, Head of Kajima Properties.

The offices will spread across the ground and seven upper floors, while a 13,000 sq ft retail and leisure space will be accessible off Moorgate. The offices will be accessed through a generous new entrance at 77 Coleman Street, including an integrated café and shared workspace. The development will also offer terraces on the upper floors, with impressive city views over the public realm and gardens, as well as 146 cycle spaces. A new link connecting Coleman Street with Moorgate will also be created by extending Nun Court to give people a quick and bright route.

“We are excited to be involved in this prestigious City project and looks forward to working with Kajima Properties to deliver a high end, ’wow factor’ building which not only complements the surrounding area, but looks to the future in terms of functionality, quality and style,” said Stuart Deverill, Managing Director at VolkerFitzpatrick, the General Contractor appointed for the development.

The scheme is set to be finalised by the end of 2019.

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