City & Docklands makes flexible office debut

London residential developer City & Docklands is to launch its first-ever flexible office scheme at the Barbon Buildings in Red Lion Square, WC1. It marks a change of strategy for the firm, which has traditionally focused exclusively on luxury apartments for sale but is now seeking to introduce office space as it ramps up its operational platforms and build-to-rent presence. The new office venture will offer 14,000 sq ft of space across four buildings, with individual units of between 230 sq ft and 1,300 sq ft. Tenants will be able to acquire licences on a six- to 12-month basis for a fully furnished