Cover photo by by Max Busse.
The Cheesegrater in EC3 is one of the most sought-after places to work in the City of London. We take a look inside and find out how much an office there really costs…
Known for its uncanny likeness to the much-loved kitchen utensil, The Cheesegrater (or The Leadenhall Building as it’s more formally known) is London’s ninth tallest building at 225m high. It officially opened in October 2015, and the ceremony was attended by Prince William and Harry as well as the developers British Land and Oxford properties. The building was designed by Richard Rogers, a British architect known for his modernist and functionalist designs in high-tech architecture.
Unsurprisingly, most of the The Cheesegrater is home to businesses in the finance sector, including Aon who occupy ten floors and the independent insurer MS Amlin who have the penthouse suite on level 45. However, level 30 is dedicated to providing flexible workspace to SMEs, and a desk there might not be as expensive as you think.
A piece of the cheese
An office in the Cheesegrater is calculated on a per desk, not per square foot basis. As a guide, a single desk space on the 30th floor starts at £650 per month, and increases in line the with the quality and positioning of the space. So an eight person office will cost an average of £5200 per month, and a 20 person office will cost around £13,000 per month, give or take. When you consider the reputation of the building and its location, it’s quite a reasonable price.
The key details
• Private offices can accommodate 1 – 100 workstations
• Bespoke requirements can be accommodated in the design
• Incredibly flexible contracts, starting from 1 month
• Spectacular 360 degree views from level 30
• Only the finest in fittings and finishes
• Original commissioned artwork
• Fully-equipped boardroom & meeting room facilities
• Complimentary private office & business lounge usage in 140 global locations
Let’s take a look inside…
Breakout space / booths
A glittering new neighbour
The Cheesegrater is soon to have a new companion! Previously coined “Cheesegrater II’, The Diamond will be built next door to The Leadenhall Building after three smaller buildings have been demolished. It’ll stand 263m tall, making it London’s fourth tallest building. Although objections were raised by St Paul’s Cathedral, the City’s planning and transportation committee voted in favour of the new build. The application will be passed to the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, for his final decision soon.
More properties on Leadenhall Street
Leadenhall Street in Bank is home to a number of amazing flexible workspaces. If The Cheesegrater isn’t quite to your taste, perhaps these are.
The property has undergone an extensive refurbishment to provide stylish workspace; each floor is equipped with showers, changing rooms, a stocked kitchen (including fresh fruit and real coffee!) and large break out spaces.
For sophisticated SMEs. Arranged over four floors, all offices are equipped with the latest IT infrastructure. All rooms are fully furnished and come with a a great catering service as well as videoconferencing technologies.
To check availability at any of the properties listed, please get in touch.