Dewynters takes space at Wellington House
Dewynters, one of the world’s leading live arts and entertainment marketing specialists has relocated and taken space over three floors at the newly refurbished Wellington House on the Strand.
The company, which is moving from Leicester Square, has agreed a ten-year lease on 14,317 sq ft (over the 5th, 6th and 7th floor) at a blended headline rate of £55.75 per sq ft, making it the biggest ever single letting at the Duchy of Lancaster. The letting agents at Wellington House are Farebrother and CBRE. BGL Partners acted for Dewynters.
Renowned for their ground-breaking and global marketing campaigns, Dewynters has a wide variety of theatre clients, such as Les Miserables The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera and Wicked and major companies such as the Royal Shakespeare Company and Stage Entertainment. Dewynters also work with venues including The O2 Arena and market events such as the British Military Tournament, the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals and The Wembley Cup.
Sarah Hall, MD of Dewynters, said “Wellington House offered us both the prime location and quality we required for our relocation. It’s a great space and we are looking forward to our move and a new exciting chapter in Dewynters history.”
Paul Clarke, CEO and Clerk of The Duchy of Lancaster: “Our recent major investment in Wellington House has maintained its position as a prime asset. With the refurbishment, we were confident in attracting some significant names.
“Dewynters is one such name; an established global player, integral to the thriving entertainment industry we have here in London. Wellington House gives them premium office space right in the city’s theatre heartland and we know they will continue to thrive in this location.”
Mark Anstey, partner at Farebrother who brokered the deal with Dewynters added: “This is one of a few buildings in Midtown to offer this standard of accommodation. It is proving to be very popular due to its interior’s superior quality, efficient floor plates and prime location – right in the buzz of London’s creative core. The top floor roof terrace was also a real attraction for Dewynters and not surprisingly we had a number of parties looking closely at these top floors.”
Wellington House is located on the corner of the Strand and Lancaster Place in the heart of London. The Duchy of Lancaster recently invested over £9million in a refurbishment of the building, which offers some 40,000 sq ft of premium grade A office space. The refurbishment project was managed by Greycoat.
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.