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Aldgate Tower is a new “Grade A” office that is close to the firm’s shipping and insurance clients based in the City. The 17 year lease that has been signed today represents a significant investment in the firm’s future and reinforces Ince & Co’s long-term commitment to clients in its chosen sectors.
The 35,000 sq. ft. office will take advantage of new developments in architectural design and technology to provide a modern open-plan environment with state of the art IT systems and facilities.
Jan Heuvels, Ince & Co’s International Senior Partner, commented:
“This is exciting news for our firm. After 10 years in International House, our current premises have become out-dated and no longer suitable for our needs. Aldgate Tower brings us even closer to the London shipping and insurance markets and reinforces our long-term commitment to our clients in those sectors. The investment we are making in technology, including our IT systems, will enable us to adopt a more modern way of working and keep us at the cutting edge of the sectors in which we operate. The new office environment will encourage greater communication and teamwork, which will further enhance the service that we currently provide. Aldgate Tower will have first-rate client facilities, including a dedicated client lounge, modern meeting rooms and fantastic opportunities for entertainment.”
Ince & Co instructed CBRE, the commercial property advisers, to assist with its search for a new office. Berwin Leighton Paisner provided property law advice.
Frances Warner Lacey, Senior Director at CBRE, commented:
“As well as improving the physical environment in which business is done, moving office is an opportunity for a tenant to transform the way that business is conducted, for the benefit of both the firm’s clients and its employees. This is an opportunity that Ince & Co have seized with both hands and I am confident Aldgate Tower will prove a successful move for the firm in the next chapter of its growth.”
Ince & Co has established a working group from across the firm to work with its other advisers to agree practical elements of the new office, including interior design and space planning. These advisers include Aukett Swanke, the architecture and design company.