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Land Securities secures further pre-let at Nova, Victoria to Egon Zehnder

1 October 2015

Egon Zehnder has completed its search for a new UK head office location and is committing to 24,000 sq ft at Nova, Victoria, marking the scheme’s second office letting 10 months ahead of completion.

Egon Zehnder, one of the world’s premier global executive search and talent advisory firms, will move its entire UK headquarters to the 14th and 15th floors at Nova South on a 15 year lease, starting at the beginning of 2017.

The deal comes shortly after Land Securities‘ first office letting at Nova, with global private equity investor Advent International signing on 25,000 sq ft in July.

Nova South and Nova North will deliver 480,000 sq ft of grade A office space to the landmark site opposite Victoria station when it completes in July 2016. The first phase of the mixed-use scheme will also comprise two acres of new public realm, eighteen food and beverage units and 170 high quality apartments. Set to become London’s newest food quarter, Jason Atherton and Will Ricker are among the restaurateurs already on board to open concepts at Nova, alongside brands including Sourced Market and Bone Daddies.

Kaela Fenn-Smith, Head of Commercial at Land Securities, said: “We’re incredibly pleased that Egon Zehnder has chosen to relocate to Nova. Our transformation of Victoria is progressing with real momentum, and Egon Zehnder joins a growing list of businesses taking advantage of the first-class office space and up-to-the-minute amenities which we’re delivering throughout SW1.”

“We are excited about our upcoming move to Nova, Victoria. This is a critical decision for our firm and we believe this choice of location will be a great base for our continued growth as the market leader in senior level executive search and talent development,” said Miranda Pode, the London Office Leader.

Founded in 1964, Egon Zehnder is a global leader in executive search and talent advisory services with more than 400 consultants in 69 offices across 41 countries. The firm provides senior-level executive search, board search and advisory, CEO succession, family business advisory as well as leadership assessment and development to the world’s most respected organizations. Egon Zehnder’s clients range from large corporations to emerging growth companies, family and private-equity controlled entities, government and regulatory bodies, and major educational and cultural organizations.

Cushman & Wakefield and Knight Frank advised Land Securities and Knight Frank advised Egon Zehnder.