Jellyfish, a leading digital marketing agency grows into 28,330 sq ft at Western Europe’s tallest building, while an undisclosed FTSE 100 company expands to 23,037 sq ft.
Real Estate Management (UK) Limited (“REM”), on behalf of the building’s owners, has announced that Jellyfish – the renowned global digital marketing partner and an undisclosed FTSE 100-listed company – have expanded their footprints at The Shard for a second time by taking a combined additional 13,929 sq ft.
Jellyfish first took office space at The Shard, which houses its London headquarters, in 2016. It originally secured 9,017 sq ft on level 22, before taking a further 10,000 sq ft on level 28 just two years later. Now the agency has signed for another 9,313 sq ft on a six and a half year lease and will occupy the whole of level 22.
In a separate deal, a FTSE 100 company has secured an additional 4,616 sq ft on a six year lease.
Both Jellyfish and the FTSE 100 company join a significant number of office occupiers that have seen their business grow at The Shard, and have opted to take more space. Others include Duff & Phelps, MATCHESFASHION.COM, Warwick Business School and Foresight, demonstrating the attraction of The Shard and the wider London Bridge area to a wide range of businesses.
Jellyfish is a digital partner, working with brands to drive their digital transformation with the right technology, strategy and training. It has enjoyed remarkable growth in recent years and currently employs over 750 staff across 23 offices worldwide. Jellyfish’s success has been recognised with multiple awards – it has been named as a top 30 company in The Sunday Times International Track 200 and is listed in The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For 2019.
“Extending our office space to incorporate the whole floor on level 22 is yet another exciting chapter in our expansion, as well as a necessity to accommodate our growing team whilst we continue to extend our client base in London and build on our global partnership with Google and other technology partners.”
Michael Baker, CEO of REM commented: “It is excellent to see both companies expanding their London headquarters within The Shard offices yet again. Shard Quarter has become a hub for digital and media businesses, with other major tenants including News Corporation and Sapphire Systems. These occupiers bring a special creative dynamic that help support the diversity of the community here. The ‘Shard Effect’ remains a powerful one that has no doubt contributed to the growth of many of our occupiers.”
REM was advised by JLL and Knight Frank; Jellyfish was represented by Cushman & Wakefield.