NURSING AND MIDWIFERY COUNCIL MOVES INTO INTERNATIONAL QUARTER LONDON
International Quarter London (IQL) has signed a 21,744 sq. ft. deal with The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), at its new 517,533 sq. ft. office building, One Westfield Avenue in Stratford.
The NMC is the independent regulator for nurses, midwives and nursing associates, ensuring the highest standards of care are delivered by those healthcare professionals they support. They have taken the 17th floor at One Westfield Avenue on a ten-year lease, joining other major occupiers the FCA and Unicef UK. The building, which overlooks Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, has been conceived as a healthy workplace, providing spaces that are inspiring, adaptable and designed to accommodate more agile ways for working, combined with high levels of natural light and fresh air.
NMC choosing Stratford is further proof of the area’s transformation into one of London’s leading workplace destinations. This transformation has been catalysed by the unique mix of world-class sporting facilities in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, diverse retail offerings and a cultural scene set to expand with East Bank, that is found nowhere else in London. The NMC operates across the UK. It will retain its existing premises in London at Portland Place and Stratford Place and on George Street in Edinburgh and continue to use serviced offices for hearings in Cardiff and Belfast.
Jonathan Emery, Managing Director of Property, Europe, at Lendlease, said:
“The signing of NMC signals a great start to the year for IQL. Stratford and the surrounding area is fast becoming a hub for organisations that recognise the benefits of East London as a location that incorporates great transport links, as well as health and wellbeing benefits for staff and visitors.”
David Joy, Chief Executive of LCR, said:
“One Westfield Avenue embodies the best in workplace health and wellbeing with its forward-thinking design, and access to the facilities at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on its doorstep. It’s exciting for IQL to be recognised as a unique and leading business destination in the capital, and we look forward to welcoming the Nursing & Midwifery Council to their new workplace.”
Matthew McClelland, NMC Director of Fitness to Practise, said:
“I’m delighted that we will be moving to our new offices at One Westfield Avenue, Stratford. They will provide our employees with a truly modern space that’s fit for the future. As well as delivering substantial cost savings, it will bring our Fitness to Practise teams much closer together, supporting innovation and collaboration and creating the right environment for our employees to better support the people we’re here to serve.”
IQL is a major new c. 9-hectare London neighbourhood comprising a community of workspace, homes and dynamic public spaces, with health and wellbeing at its heart. From a workplace perspective, it is already home to TFL, the FCA and Unicef UK, across two office buildings, while a third building is under construction with space pre-let to Cancer Research UK and British Council. Developed in JV between Lendlease and LCR, IQL has provided the opportunity to redefine how people live, work and interact with each other