Duchy completes Wellington House refurbishment

The Duchy of Lancaster’s £9m refurbishment of Wellington House, Strand in the heart of London has been completed on schedule with 40,000 sq ft of premium grade A office space now available.

Prominently located in Midtown on the corner ofStrand and Lancaster Place, Wellington House spans seven floors including a new top floor featuring a terrace with stunning views of the River Thames and London skyline. Refurbished to the highest specification, the building also includes a remodelled and extended reception area and flexible office space with floors ranging from 3,880 – 5,568 sq ft.

The project forms part of the Duchy’s strategy to continuously upgrade and enhance its Savoy estate, which is its main urban holding. Bounded by Strand and Victoria Embankment but not including the Savoy Hotel, the buildings on this estate are mainly let as shops and offices.

Paul Clarke, CEO and Clerk of The Duchy of Lancaster. “Wellington House represents a major investment in our urban portfolio resulting in a prime asset which will help to further strengthen our financial position.

“We believe that this is one of only a very small number of buildings in the area to offer this standard of office accommodation. This part of London is now recognised as a media and design hub thanks to the continued promotion of Somerset House and is surrounded by a wide range of amenities such as restaurants, bars, theatres, hotels and shops. We are confident that the superior quality of this building’s interior coupled with its prime location will quickly result in lettings.”

Wellington House will be formally launched to the market at 6pm on Wednesday, 26th September 2012 with members of the press invited for drinks and canapés at the new office.

The agents for the new office are CBRE and Farebrother – contact Emma Crawford (emma.crawford@cbre.com) / Richard Smart (richard.smart@cbre.com) or Julian Hind (jhind@farebrother.com) / Mark Anstey (manstey@farebrother.com)