YardNine pre-lets 70,000 sq ft at EightyFen to Convene
Property development and asset management company YardNine has pre-let 70,000 sq ft at its EightyFen development, named after its location at 80 Fenchurch Street in the City of London, to meeting, event, and flexible workplace provider, Convene.
This letting will see Convene and YardNine work in partnership to create an enhanced service offering for other occupiers in the building and is the first pre-let of the office development following its topping out in September.
Convene at EightyFen will offer a variety of services and amenities for the building’s occupiers and the wider London business community: Convene WorkPlace – a premium, fully furnished setting and plug-and-play flexible worksuites for small to mid-sized companies – will span nearly 40,000 square feet across floors two and three. Convene WorkPlace membership includes access to spacious private and communal areas, catering by award-winning chefs, hospitality services, reliable and secure technology, and high-quality design in a distraction-free environment.
In addition to Convene’s WorkPlace product, EightyFen will include 30,000 sq ft of Convene-operated meeting and events space across the lower ground floor and first floor, as well as a 2,000 sq ft ground floor café and lounge and an exclusive Convene reception area including Convene’s signature feature staircase that connects the ground floor to the first floor. Convene will operate the building’s commercial kitchen, providing gourmet catering offerings for the entire building.
Upon completion in June 2020, EightyFen will offer more than 240,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation across 14 storeys, with extensive roof terraces and sustainability and technology embedded throughout. The building is targeting the highest environmental standards to achieve both BREEAM excellent and WiredScore platinum ratings.
Maxwell Shand, YardNine, says: “Convene is a forward-thinking workspace provider whose ethos to create high-quality, customer-first workspaces and experiences in iconic buildings mirrors our ambition for EightyFen. From the outset, EightyFen was conceived as a workplace of the future and during our comprehensive re-design of the building two years ago we challenged our team to create a unique workplace environment that would attract leading occupiers. Securing Convene as our first pre-let is a strong endorsement of this strategy and we look forward to working with the team to create a building that puts service at the forefront of the user experience.”
Ryan Simonetti, Convene CEO and Co-Founder, says: “Our EightyFen location will be our first fully 'Convene-enabled' location in London that showcases our full suite of meetings, events, flexible workspace, and amenity offerings. In partnership with YardNine, our goal is to bring value to the entire building and the surrounding business community. By creating spaces that are inspiring, technology-driven, and hospitality-infused, we are supporting companies' goals of attracting and retaining the best talent while enabling engaging experiences throughout the building.”