IQL stands at the gateway to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The joint venture development between Lendlease and LCR is creating a vibrant new neighbourhood within the heart of Stratford, which brings together new homes, offices, and a diverse range of shops.
FNZ will take around half of the seventh floor at 2 Redman Place, making up approximately 10,670 sq. ft of open plan office space in Stratford London. They will join Cancer Research UK and the British Council who are also taking space in the building.
Jonathan Emery, Managing Director of Property, Europe, at Lendlease, said: “Our ambition at IQL is to create a new generation of workplace in East London; buildings that are agile and efficient, with health and wellbeing integral to their design. The signing of this innovative financial organisation demonstrates continued confidence in our aim, and also in Stratford as a leading destination in London to work, live and visit.”
2 Redman Place was designed by architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and was forward sold to DWS in June 2018 for £240m. It was the second major investment in IQL by the global real estate investment manager. They also acquired the second commercial building to be completed on the development, which is now the new headquarters of the Financial Conduct Authority and Unicef UK.
Adrian Lee, Development Director at LCR, said: “Welcoming FNZ bolsters IQL’s position as a world-class employment destination in the capital, as well as a growing hub for culture and leisure, delivering a lasting legacy for East London’s economy. The confidence placed in IQL by existing occupiers reflects its growing status as a thriving business quarter – offering innovative spaces designed to accommodate agile working and collaboration, with leading cultural institutions as well as outstanding leisure and sporting facilities on its doorstep.”
Stratford has become an increasingly attractive destination to work, live, learn and visit. It offers the opportunity to collaborate with some of London’s brightest talent and direct access to some of the world’s most forward-thinking cultural institutions, with the arrival of the new cultural and educational powerhouse, East Bank. This will see University College London, the new V&A East and Sadler’s Wells expanding into the area alongside London College of Fashion and the BBC.