M&G Real Estate has signed a deal with WeWork at Waterhouse Square, also known as Holborn Bars. WeWork will occupy the entirety of the space, providing private offices and shared workspace for start-ups as well as larger companies. With a presence in 24 countries, the office provider looks to create flexible work environments for creativity and productivity.
Holborn Bars is a large red terracotta Victoria building, designed by Alfred Waterhouse, the architect behind the National History Museum. The building also won the bronze award for Best Historic Venue at the 2018 National Venue Awards.
The building served as Prudential’s headquarters when it was built in 1901, and has been owned by M&G ever since. The building has been home to occupiers including ITV, English Heritage, Skype and Weber Shandwick. ITV are currently leasing 300,000 square feet of office space at Waterhouse Square, while it refurbishes its home on the South Bank.
Clients who occupy the Waterhouse Square space will have access to many of the features of serviced offices including meeting rooms, breakout areas and kitchens, as well as a dedicated management team to support you throughout the week, from reception services to personalised support.
The building is close to good transport links, with Chancery Lane, Farringdon, City Thameslink and Holborn all within walking distance.