Trophy deals boost new name to top of London office league table

In April, when the sun was mercifully dormant and only the bravest soul would venture out in a Marks & Spencer’s waistcoat, London’s office market had started the year steadily but unspectacularly.

Three months on, and nascent elements of the spectacular have begun to emerge.

Healthy occupational activity across the capital in the second quarter of the year has pushed the 12-month rolling take-up above 13m sq ft for the first time in two-and-a-half years.

Grade-A rents have showed annual growth for the first time since the Brexit referendum in 2016, and