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.