Shoosmiths advises Hewlett Packard on 68,000 Sq Ft City Letting

Shoosmiths advises Hewlett Packard on 68,000 Sq Ft City Letting

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Author: Kara Shadbolt

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Hewlett Packard on a new lease of 68,000 sq ft of Grade A office space in the heart of the City of London, at 1 Aldermanbury Square.

Alan Corcoran, Partner

Hewlett Packard is set to move into its new office accommodation, owned by EPIC UK, in November 2015, occupying the whole of 1 Aldermanbury Square on a 15 year lease.

Susan Bowen, chief of staff at HP UK & Ireland, said: 'Aldermanbury Square provides the perfect location and environment for our team to create a first class European Customer Experience Centre. With outstanding transport links and the capacity to host strategic customer briefings, our new offices will also serve as Hewlett Packard's flagship London hub.'

Last year, 1 Aldermanbury Square underwent a comprehensive refurbishment programme. Located in the core City market, the building is within walking distance of a number of key transport hubs including St Paul's, Bank and Moorgate.

The Shoosmiths team was led by client partner Alan Corcoran and real estate senior associate, Simon Shoefield. Construction advice was given by partner Patrick Garner, who was assisted by associate Andrew Outram, while planning advice was given by associate Aaron Richardson.

CBRE represented Hewlett Packard, EPIC UK was represented by Capital Real Estate Partners, Jones Lang LaSalle and DTZ.

Shoosmiths' real estate group is one of the largest in the UK, made up of teams advising on real estate, construction, planning, property litigation, and environmental issues.

Shoosmiths' clients include commercial and residential developers, investors, retail and leisure operators, social housing bodies, major corporate occupiers, banks and other funders and a range of public sector bodies.