Published on 6 Sep 2021

A number employers are looking at post-pandemic office plans


he capital’s office leasing sector has faced much disruption during the pandemic, but the amount of space recently signed for has climbed, according to new research.

Property agent Cushman & Wakefield calculates 1.8 million square feet was signed for in central London in the second quarter.

The firm said that was 39% above what was agreed in the prior three months, and represented the highest quarter for take-up seen since March 2020.

Deals in the second quarter included property agent JLL taking 134,000 square feet for a new flagship UK office at 1 Broadgate.

The media & technology sector represented the largest share of the take-up.

Scores of employers are looking at how much space they will need post-pandemic following the popularity of working from home in many cases.