LinkedIn closes Farringdon HQ deal

LinkedIn has completed a deal to establish a new London headquarters at Viridis Real Estate’s Ray Building in Farringdon, EC1. LinkedIn has prelet 83,000 sq ft at  the redeveloped former Guardian HQ. Quoting rents at the 113,000 sq ft building start at around £70 per sq ft and increase for the higher floors. EG reported in April that the company was nearing a deal to acquire 57,500 sq ft at the building. Viridis, the real estate vehicle of the Saudi Jameel family, acquired the site for around £29m in 2012. The AHMM-designed redevelopment includes terraces at every level and ground-floor