CGI of Republic, London.
Austen Shakespeare

120,000 sq ft London letting space announces new occupiers

Trilogy Real Estate and LaSalle Investment Management have announced a raft of new lettings completed at Republic London over H2 2021, as well as several occupier expansions at the campus.

The strong performance saw the innovation campus at East India Dock secure lettings on over 120,000 sq ft of space in 2021 – equivalent to 30 per cent of the Docklands sub-market.

York St John University is relocating from central London and has taken up 25,000 sq ft of space in the Export Building to become the latest education institute to bring its London campus to Republic.

York St John University will use the new space to expand and consolidate its existing courses, including apprenticeships, and launch seven new postgraduate programmes and professional education courses.

The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) has taken an additional 25,000 sq ft in the Export Building to add to the circa 16,000 sq ft it already leases within the Import Building at Republic.

The new space will be used to expand the number of postgraduate, MBA and professional education courses offered by the University which has based its London Campus at Republic since May 2020.

Anglia Ruskin University took a further circa 24,000 sq ft in the Export Building in November 2021, continuing its successful expansion at the campus. The university now occupies circa 85,000 sq ft across both the Import and Export Buildings. Allsop and CBRE act for the landlord on office leasing.

Republic’s new ‘micro-studios’ concept will officially launch in the new year, with one of the five available spaces, which range from 500 to 1,000 sq ft, already pre-let to the online parking marketplace Your Parking Space, and one under offer. The workspaces operate on an all-inclusive basis with full access to all of Republic’s extensive amenities.

Black Rock Whisky Bar opened its doors at Republic in late 2021. Black Rock is a unique high-end bar concept developed by Thomas Aske and Tristan Stephenson, who last summer won investment from a group of three Dragons on TV’s Dragon’s Den, for their Whisky Me Home subscription service.

Laurence Jones, head of asset management at Trilogy, said: “Despite the challenges of a post-COVID landscape, there was an enormous amount of success at Republic during 2021.

“Trilogy has been on a six year journey at Republic anticipating and adapting to the future of work and our development of a campus that brings together the worlds of business and education/skills training has resulted in uniquely beneficial relationships and interactions.”

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