WRBC Development UK Limited, the company delivering the Scalpel at 52 Lime Street, in the heart of the City of London, is today announcing the appointment of a new joint agent for the building. CBRE has been selected to partner with Cushman & Wakefield, filling the gap left by the latter’s merger with DTZ, the previous joint agent.

Chris Vydra, Head of City Office Leasing at CBRE
The Scalpel is set to be one of the finest buildings in London, so it’s a privilege to be appointed as joint agent on such a prestigious project. It’s a high performance tower with a number of remarkable architectural features, and as a convenient, pleasant and productive place to work, ticks a lot of boxes for those looking to locate themselves in the area.
Chris Vydra, Head of City Office Leasing at CBRE

Cushman & Wakefield’s existing leasing team for the Scalpel will continue to provide advice alongside the new joint agent. The Cushman & Wakefield team is led by Digby Flower, UK & Ireland chairman and head of London Markets, assisted by Tim Plumbe, senior director and James Heyworth-Dunn, partner, City Agency, London Markets.

Digby Flower comments: “We look forward to working alongside our esteemed colleagues from CBRE”

Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), the Lime Street tower will be approximately 190m tall, with 35 floors of offices above ground and mezzanine levels, with an additional two basement and two roof plant levels.

The tower will provide approximately 400,000 sq ft of office accommodation over 35 office floors. Floor plates will range in size from 6,500 sq ft to 15,000 sq ft.

The tower, due for completion in Q4 2017, will house the London operations for global insurance company, W. R. Berkley Corporation, who will occupy 20% of the building.

Andrew Reynolds, managing director, WRBC Development UK Ltd, comments:

“We welcome CBRE to the 52 Lime Street team. This is an especially interesting time to join, as the building will begin emerging from the ground early next year to take its place as part of the City tower cluster.”