AXA Real Estate Investment Managers announces the topping out of 6 Bevis Marks, a 160,000 ft² (approx. 14,864 m²), grade-A office development in the City of London. AXA Real Estate is developing the scheme in conjunction with real estate investment advisory company, MGPA and Hypothekenbank on behalf of its Real Estate Opportunities Fund II, a pan-European opportunity fund. MGPA’s investment has been made on behalf of MGPA Europe Fund III.
Designed by Fletcher Priest and managed by London specialist Development Manager, CORE, 6 Bevis Marks comprises 160,000 ft² of office space together with 12,000 ft² (approx. 1,115 m²) of retail on the ground floor and offers an exceptional level of amenity to occupiers. In particular, a key feature of the building is the 16th floor rooftop landscaped gardens available exclusively to occupiers of the building. The ground floor also offers flexibility with entrances to the north and south, which provides direct access to the public space at the base of neighboring 30 St Mary Axe, the more commonly known ‘gherkin’.
The scheme will benefit from its proximity to excellent transport links and Liverpool Street in particular, which will include a Crossrail terminus in 2017 and numerous local amenities. AXA Real Estate is already in discussion to bring a major new restaurant operator to this part of the City; just as it has done at its developments at 1 St Pauls and Sixty London.
The development has been built to the highest sustainability standards and is set to achieve a “BREEAM”2 ‘Excellent’ rating.
Harry Badham, AXA Real Estate’s UK Director of Development, commented: “The topping out of 6 Bevis Marks is another great milestone and we are now very excited at the prospect of working with occupiers as the building completes later this year”
Source: AXA Real Estate