Landing Forty Two opens to huge acclaim
London’s highest exclusive dedicated events venue, on the 42nd floor of The Leadenhall Building, opened on September 3rd and has received excellent feedback from the first 20 clients to use the space.
Simon Mitchell from Concerto hosted a Special Event Forum for leading charities, which included a conference and a dinner. “It was a hugely successful event and the guests, all senior members of the charity events industry, loved it. Everything worked really well, from the welcome speeches and sessions to the dinner. It was particularly good that we could hold both aspects of the event in the same space and that the venue is versatile enough to make it feel like the perfect place for both, with the atmosphere to match.”
The venue has already secured over 50 bookings in the first four months, including product launches, client receptions, conferences and Christmas parties.
Located high above street level in the heart of the City’s financial district, and serviced by Europe’s fastest scenic lifts, Landing 42 offers over 5,000 sq ft of flexible space for up to 285 delegates or guests with spectacular views of the river and many of London’s major landmark buildings from its triple-aspect, floor-to-ceiling windows.
The project is managed by and bespoke events agency Xcite, which has already delivered several successful events in the Building.
Exclusive catering and production partners, Create Food and Party Design and Vibration Group, offer a fully bespoke service to clients, offering creativity and flexibility in event design and delivery.
THE LEADENHALL BUILDING – Supporting Information for Editors:
Designed by Richard Rogers and developed by British Land and Oxford Properties, the Leadenhall Building is 225m (737ft) tall, with 48 floors.
The commercial skyscraper, opened in July 2014, is popularly known as "The Cheesegrater” because of its defining feature - a distinctive tapering shape, angled at 10 degrees, which the architects developed from the earliest design stage.
This was a response to specific planning requirements protecting views of major London landmarks, especially St Paul’s Cathedral in the City and the Palace of Westminster. It is for this reason that the building, when seen from the key vantage point of Fleet Street to the west, appears to ‘lean away’ from the world-famous dome of St Paul’s.
The Leadenhall Building is designed and built to British Land and Oxford Properties’ guiding principle: that a sustainable approach is essential to delivering high quality buildings. Design and engineering elements have been deliberately chosen to make efficient use of energy and resources.
Key to the building’s sustainability is its triple-layer glass ‘skin’. The outer layer of glass is separated from an inner layer of double-glazing by a cavity containing blinds that respond to the sun’s movement, keeping the building comfortably cool in the summer months.
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Xcite is a unique team of property specialists working for in-house marketing teams, property owners, fashion/lifestyle brands and retail property managers. Offering a turn key solution for our clients we deliver account management, creative, bespoke production, theming, entertainment and staffing.
About British Land
We are one of Europe’s largest publicly listed real estate companies. We own, manage, develop and finance a portfolio of high quality commercial property, focused on retail locations around the UK and London Offices & Residential. We have total assets in the UK, owned or managed of £19.0 billion (British Land share of which is £12.8 billion), as valued at 30 September 2014. Our properties are home to over 1,000 different organisations and receive over 340 million visits each year. Our objective is to deliver long-term and sustainable total returns to our shareholders and we do this by focusing on Places People Prefer. People have a choice where they work, shop and live and we aim to create outstanding places which make a positive difference to people’s everyday lives. Our customer orientation enables us to develop a deep understanding of the people who use our places. We employ a lean team of experts, who have the skills to translate this understanding into creating the right places, and we have an efficient capital structure which is able to effectively finance these places.
UK Retail assets account for 54% of our portfolio. As the UK’s largest listed owner and manager of retail space, our portfolio is well matched to the different ways people shop today, from major regional shopping centres to single occupier locations. We are focused on being the destination of choice for retailers and their customers by being the best provider of spaces and services. Comprising around 25 million sq ft of retail space across retail parks, superstores, shopping centres, department stores and leisure assets, the retail portfolio is modern, flexible and adaptable to a wide range of formats.
Our Office and Residential portfolio, which accounts for 46% of our portfolio is focused on London. We have an attractive mix of high quality buildings in well managed environments and a pipeline of development projects which will add significantly to our portfolio. Increasingly, our offices are in mixed-use environments which include retail and residential elements. Our 7.9 million sq ft of high quality office space includes Regent’s Place and Paddington Central in the West End and Broadgate, the premier city office campus (50% share).
Our size and substance demands a responsible approach to business. We believe leadership on issues such as sustainability helps drive our performance and is core to the delivery of our overall objective of driving shareholder value and creating Places People Prefer.
Further details can be found on the British Land website at www.britishland.com
About Oxford Properties Group
Oxford Properties Group is a global platform for real estate investment, development and management, with over 1,750 employees and C$34bn of real assets that it manages for itself and on behalf of its co-owners and investment partners. Established in 1960, Oxford was acquired in 2001 by OMERS, one of Canada's largest pension funds with over C$72bn in assets. Oxford has regional offices in Toronto, London and New York, each with investment, development and management professionals who have deep real estate expertise and local market insight.
For more information about Oxford visit: www.oxfordproperties.com.