RSA to move into new London officeOctober 10th, 2012 Category: Office Cleaning
An insurance provider is planning to set up a new base at London's so-called Walkie Talkie Tower.
According to the Insurance Times, RSA is currently negotiating with 20 Fenchurch Street Limited Partnership about the possibility of establishing its headquarters at the building.
This makes the firm the latest insurance company to express an interest in relocating to the tower, as Ascot Underwriting, Markel and Kiln Group are also planning a similar move.
RSA is confident that setting up in the Walkie Talkie Tower could have financial benefits for the firms.
"We will achieve cost efficiencies by consolidating our London properties into one premises and hope to conclude these talks in the coming weeks," a spokesman commented.
The Walkie Talkie tower contains 650,000 square feet of office space. Although the building is not set to be complete for another two years, deals to pre-let about 33 per cent of it have already been struck.
RSA's plan is to take on up to 70,000 square feet on four separate levels of the structure.
As a result, it could be a good idea to turn towards facilities management specialists in order to look after the premises, which is based at 20 Fenchurch Street.
After all, prominent brands that can afford to take on some of the most desirable and costly commercial property in London area need to ensure their headquarters reflects their status, with high standards and a pleasant, clean operating environment.
The Walkie Talkie Tower is not the only major structure that is being created in central London at the moment The Leadenhall Building, the Pinnacle and Heron Tower all look set to establish themselves as prominent landmarks on this already iconic and globally famous skyline.
This certainly reflects the extent to which London remains a popular hub of activity among businesses both in the UK and overseas, which many experts and analysts have put down partly to the fact it is a key global market in Europe that is not part of the eurozone.