Helical secures Northridge lease at Barts Square in London
Helical has attracted another office tenant to the Barts Square estate, with Northridge, an independent law firm, taking a five-year lease on the first floor of 4,642 sq ft at 90 Bartholomew Close, at GBP75 per sq ft.
90 Bartholomew Close is a six-storey, 24,500 sq ft Victorian office building that has recently undergone a complete refurbishment as part of the creation of the Barts Square estate, which is being developed by Helical. 19,371 sq ft of the building now remains over the second to sixth floors, ranging between 2,399 and 4,806 sq ft. Delivering Wired Score Gold and bike storage and showering facilities, the property offers contemporary, stylish office space to businesses attracted to the ambience as well as the estate’s convenient location.
Situated between St Paul’s and Smithfield, Barts Square is a 3.2 acre mixed use development comprising of 236 high quality apartments, 250,000 sq ft of office space across three buildings, and 20,500 sq ft of new retail space. Independent restaurant operators Wright and Bell, operating as Lino, recently opened to excellent reviews, and has already become established as a popular addition to the estate. Stem + Glory and Halfcup will be launching soon.
Northridge, which focuses on the most complex and important matters in sport, recently celebrated its one year anniversary by becoming the largest sports law practice in Europe and is recognised as a Tier 1 market leader by The Legal 500. Its client base includes the Football Association, the British Horseracing Authority, Welsh Rugby Union, Premiership Rugby and the Greyhound Board of Great Britain, teams such as Chelsea FC, Everton FC, and Middlesbrough FC as well as individuals including Dele Alli, Raheem Sterling, and Cesc Fabregas.
Oliver Rippier, Development Executive at Helical, says: “We are pleased to welcome Northridge to the building and to the wider Barts Square estate. Barts Square continues to attract a high calibre of tenants, occupiers and purchasers as a result of its considered architecture, extensive public realm improvements and well-connected location in one of the oldest and most historic parts of the City of London.”
Helical was advised by Ingleby Trice and Gryphon Property Partners. Novum Office acted for Northridge.