We are a firm of Chartered Surveyors based in the West End, whose expertise is devoted exclusively to the Central London office market. Our specialisms include Leasing & Acquisition, Lease Advisory, Development Consultancy and Lease Restructuring.
Address: Weston House, 242-246 High Holborn, WC1
Size: 64,000 sq ft
Brief: We were involved in Weston House from Day One and helped choose designs for the office space here, including air conditioning options (in the ceiling, under the floor or around the perimeter etc) as well as advising on what the general look of the space should be in light of the likely tenant profile. We also introduced the main Tenant for the building, Mishcon de Reya. A...
Client: CODA Music Agency
Address: Wenlock Road
Size: 8,000 sq ft
Brief: CODA asked us to find a new HQ they could buy to facilitate their continued growth. Based in heart of Clerkenwell they were keen to stay in the area but wanting something very specific, realised they’d need to look further afield in search of choice. We searched the eastern and southern City fringe markets for more than a year to find the right opportunity until we found a fantastic...
Client: Comic Relief
Address: 89 Albert Embankment
Brief: David Fryman has advised Comic Relief on their premises for more than 15 years. Recommended to them by their solicitors, Harbottle and Lewis, another Edward Charles & Partners client, our involvement has included rent reviews, relocation expansion and lease renewals. Now housed in about 25,000 sq ft at 89 Albert Embankment recent work for them includes lease restructures to incorporate Tenant’s options to determine in their favour,...
Client: Mishcon de Reya
Address: Africa House, Kingsway WC2
Size: 120,000 sq ft
Brief: Following an extensive search, Edward Charles & Partners advised this leading law firm in the acquisition of their new headquarters of 120,000 sq ft at Africa House Kingsway WC2. Mishcon’s were consolidating from a number of buildings and are now fully operational in the new building.
Client: Workspace Plc
Size: 132,000 sq ft
Brief: Edward Charles & Partners have advised on these former warehouse buildings totalling 132,500 sq ft for over 15 years. Over this time rents in the building have risen from £3.00 / sq ft to circa £55.00 / sq ft as a result of stylish office refurbishment and community building to produce a place where people want to work and prosper.
Client: The Howard De Walden Estate
Address: 7-10 Chandos Street, W1
Brief: Nick Jones had advised Wesleyan Assurance on this property premises for a number of years, and following the sale of the property has been retained by Howard De Walden Estate. Nick has been actively involved in a program of rent reviews in this 50,000 sq ft building, the latest on 20,000 sq ft demonstrating a 224% increase in net effective rents between 2011 and 2016.
Client: House of Fraser
Address: 27 Baker Street, W1
Size: 50,000 sq ft
Brief: With a lease expiry in March 2018, House of Fraser instructed Edward Charles & Partners to find a new headquarters at a rental level less than that likely to be paid in the building we acquired for them in 2008. The brief was geographically wide – properties from Stockley Park to Eastern Docklands were considered and in some cases viewed. The overriding point was that it had...
Client: Bartle Bogle Hegarty
Address: 60 Kingly Street
Size: 60,000 sq ft
Brief: The relationship with BBH spans over 20 years and they have introduced us to other important clients over these years, including i-level, and Dare Digital.
Their current headquarters in 60 Kingly Street was acquired in 1995 and we have carried out rent reviews or lease renewals over this whole period – the most significant being the lease renewal in 2010 when a three year rent free period was...
Client: Private Investor
Address: 3-5 Ives Street, SW3
Size: 4,000 sq ft
Brief: A unique, self-contained mews building set within the unique Brompton X area of South Kensington. EC&P provided extensive refurbishment and specification advice on this project. During the programme of works and soft marketing we were able to secure a 'pre-let' to an undisclosed luxury brand. This was the result of, specialist knowledge within this interesting and intricate sub-market.
Address: Montpelier House, Brompton Road SW3
Size: 12,037 sq ft
Brief: Appointed on this exciting new development in the heart of Knightsbridge. Through developing a building of this ilk Cheval repositioned their office portfolio. The quality of the offices were undoubted and careful consideration was given to branding to ensure maximum impact and effectiveness of the marketing campaign. We successfully let the building as a whole almost immediately after completion of the works achieving an exceptional rent for the area....
Address: 128 Albert Street, NW1
Size: 13,000 sq ft
Brief: In collaboration with Edge Architecture EC&P fed into the design specification of a unique self contained 13,000 sq ft office suite in Camden Town. Finished to an exacting standard we attracted publishing giant Conde Nast who chose Albert Street as the home for their expanding digital division. The transaction was widely applauded for the quality of occupier and the setting of a new record rent for Camden in excess...
Client: Legal & General / Wallbrook Land
Address: 76 Wardour Street W1
Size: 34,000 sq ft
Brief: Edward Charles & Partners provided Legal & General and their partner Walbrook Land with market analysis through the purchase of the asset and contributed to the design and specification of the scheme. A highly successful leasing campaign resulted attracting high calibre tenants such as Wagamama and securing premium rents for Soho.
Address: Great Pulteney Street
Brief: Edward Charles & Partners were instructed to seek a new headquarters for Creston Plc to consolidate a number of their businesses. The businesses were based in Chelsea, Bayswater and Holborn and we found and acquired for them a new headquarters at 10 Great Pulteney Street Soho comprising approximately 43.000 sq ft. This search involved looking at buildings in locations as diverse as Clerkenwell and Mid Town although in the...
Client: Rowan Asset Management
Address: Aldwych House, 71-91 Aldwych, WC2
Size: 30,000 sq ft
Brief: Edward Charles were brought in at the later stages of the campaign, with 30,000 sq ft let of this 175,000 sq ft building, having a good reputation to push things along in the last stages of a long campaign. We have always been great fans of the wonderful refurbishment works at Aldwych House and thoroughly enjoyed being part of this successful team. Our lucky talisman worked again...
Client: DTZ Investors
Address: 43-51 Great Titchfield Street
Size: 7,500 sq ft
Brief: From inception to execution: EC&P advised DTZ Investors in their appraisals of the building prior to successfully purchasing the building. Following which we worked closely with the design team to establish an aesthetically desirable specification and marketing campaign. In an early transaction Canadian Broadcasting Company committed to a 10 year lease without break. Approaching completion tech innovator YuMe was identified and an off market deal was agreed at a...
Client: Great Portland Estates Plc
Address: One Dean Street
Size: c.43,000 sq ft
Brief: One Dean Street will finish early summer 2017 and will comprise c.43,000 sq ft of new offices. An very exciting development perfectly positioned adjacent to the new Dean Street entrance to the Elizabeth Line.
Money Supermarket saw the opportunity of taking a pre-let of c.33,000 sq ft. They have the option to take the 10,000 sq ft 6th floor, which if they do, will make them...
Client: The Mill
Address: 11-14 Windmill Street W1
Size: 30,000 sq ft
Brief: Appointed to consolidate the Group’s existing office portfolio and acquire a new London headquarters building. A successful project encompassing varied advice requirements and resulting in the pre let of a superb new building for the business to continue to thrive.
“Thank you for finding us our new home. It’s so good I’m sorry to say but we’re not moving ever again!”
Managing Director London
Client: Ruder Finn
Address: The Salisbury, Finsbury Circus
Brief: Ruder Finn were based in a tired building in Covenant Garden and wanted new premises which would facilitate an evolution in the way they worked and interacted with clients. The Salisbury on Finsbury Circus was an off the wall idea which took root in Ruder Finn's mind and is testament to the increasingly cosmopolitan nature of the Square Mile.
Client: Threadneedle & The Bedford Estates
Address: 22 Torrington Place WC1
Size: 70,000 sq ft
Brief: The most exciting brief for this iconic and unique Art Nouveau building: to initially advise on appropriate styles and finishes for the office space, to implement a highly specialised and targeted marketing campaign and to then let this space in the two phases that it became available. Tenants include Netflix, Liverpool Football Club and Dentsu Aegis.
Client: University of Liverpool
Address: 33 Finsbury Square EC2
Size: 75,000 sq ft
Brief: The University of Liverpool's requirement was for a self contained London campus to provide principally post graduate courses in architectural and business.
The ideal location was Euston / Kings Cross because of transport connections and the area was endorsed by the University of Arts relocating all of their London buildings in to a single campus just behind Kings Cross Station.
With the commercial market improving opportunities were...
Client: Private investor
Address: 3rd floor 66 Porchester Road W2
Brief: Following an extensive programme of works involving the construction of four duplex luxury apartments our client instructed Edward Charles & Partners to market the 3rd floor offices. The building was originally constructed in 1925 for the printing of railway ticket and like many industrial buildings of the time it enjoys a generous floor to ceiling height and large windows give the space fantastic natural light. As a result of...
Client: Great Portland Estates Plc
Address: Elsley House, 24-30 Great Portland Street
Brief: Working with Burwell Deakins Architects, GPE have cleverly redesigned the lower two floors to create an inter linked unit of c.11,000 sq ft and have captured the attention of international architects HKS, who have signed to take the space on completion of works in the Autumn. It will become their London HQ, migrating from Soho into one of Fitzrovia's most iconic office buildings.