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CBRE’s Hana Set to Launch Across London

The world’s largest real estate services firm CBRE Group has announced that its flexible workspace subsidiary group, ‘Hana’ is soon to launch across London.

Hana, who currently have two locations across the US, plans to operate three locations in London capital at 70 St Mary Axe, 245 Hammersmith and St Martins Court.

Peter Neal, Director of Offices for Nuveen Real Estate, commented: “We are excited to be working with Hana to bring flexible working to the building, with the partnership forming the central part of the enhanced amenity provision for occupiers at 70 St Mary Axe. Occupiers will have access to the full range of flexible working solutions provided by Hana, together with the tenant’s lounge, retail and events spaces. This offer complements the other amenities at the building designed to enhance the occupier experience, all relating to health and wellbeing, lifestyle and productivity. We are delighted that Hana shares our vision for the building, and we look forward to working with the Hana team.”

At 70 St Mary Axe, Hana will partner with the iconic global investment manager Nuveen Real Estate, to create a dynamic, flexible workspace.

CBRE aims to create 70 St Mary Axe as a ‘new icon’ for London, earmarking its distinctive curved shape as some of the standout external features. The interior of the building is set to feature 360° panoramic glass, which Hana claim offers some of the most “enviable” views in London.

Hana will occupy the entire second, third and fourth floors of the building, as well as operating a lounge space which connects to a retail and events space.

For Hana’s 245 Hammersmith location, the group partnered with LGIM Real Assets (Legal & General) and Mitsubishi Estate to deliver the 242,000 sq ft development.

Boasting a public plaza, urban park, retail and restaurants, the stunning hammersmith site will also house Hana staff across the first and second floors.

Simon Wilkes, Head of Business Space Development, LGIM Real Assets, said: “Hana and 245 Hammersmith share a common vision, to utilise smart and thoughtful design in order to positively impact how people work. Hana will be an excellent addition to the property, and we look forward to working with them to add value to both the building and all its tenants.”

Hana’s third planned facility in St Martin’s Court is located next to St Paul’s Cathedral and provides over 100,000 sq ft of prime City of London office space.

Initially, Hana has revealed that St Martin’s Court will be fully occupied by approximately 500 CBRE employees who will operate from the space while the company’s existing UK headquarters at Henrietta House in the West End is undergoing redevelopment work. Hana at St Martin’s Court will become available to other occupants in early 2021.

Andrew Kupiec, CEO of Hana said: “We are delighted to launch Hana in the UK with three superb buildings, all of which provide a perfect fit for our unique solution – creating flexible workspaces that are designed to meet the needs of high-growth and enterprise companies as well as provide more transparency and upside for the property owners. We’re looking forward to making these locations showpieces for our growing global network.

All three locations are expected to be completed by the end of 2019 with tenants beginning terms in early 2020.

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