HBC Real Estate have completed one of the larger deals seen in the London commercial property market
Updated: Nov 11, 2021
Stephen English at HBC 'Sharkmob, the Swedish based developer of Vampire: The Masquerade game instructed HBC to secure a new London headquarters late last year and after an extensive search in a number of locations they have settled on 80 Strand London WC2R 0RL where a new 10 year lease with break option at the 5th anniversary has recently been signed. The space offers 40,000 sq ft on a single floor and has superb views over the River Thames and the South Bank. Fitting out should commence in November and occupation is planned for late Q2 2022'.
From the Evening Standard:
Sharkmob inks deal for new London head office, giving gaming firm substantial room to grow.
Sharkmob, a Swedish video games developer, has signed for a new London head office giving it substantial room to expand.
The company, which is working on games such as vampire themed Bloodhunt and is owned by tech giant Tencent, has a team of 36 working in the capital. But it has agreed to take 40,000 square feet at Eighty Strand where there is scope for it to have up to 250 employees in future.
Many gaming firms have thrived during the pandemic, with high customer demand as people spent more time at home while lockdowns were in place. They have attracted a number of new fans.
Sharkmob which opened its London division in 2020, has agreed a let with landlord Strandbrook Limited for the space at Eighty Strand, where substantial revamp work has been done.
James Dobrowski, managing director of Sharkmob London, said: “Our rapid expansion led to the need for new workspace where our colleagues can collaborate and create in the same place.”
He added that the site the firm will go to “was ideal for us because we could take a large amount of new space on a single floor”.
The UK division is currently in a smaller site in Soho, and will move to its new home in Spring 2022.
Sophie Willson, on behalf of Strandbrook, said: “Sharkmob are a very exciting occupier to welcome to Eighty Strand, and we look forward to our association with them as their success undoubtedly continues.”
Property agents Cushman & Wakefield and HBC Real Estate advised on the deal.
About Sharkmob - www.sharkmob.com
Sharkmob makes multiplayer games with a focus on the player and the community. Many of us come from a PC and console background and we always push for AAA production value in our projects. We love to constantly challenge ourselves - pushing technology to the max while applying every ounce of skill and creativity we have.
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