MJ Hudson signs for 17,000 sq ft of office space in the heart of the City
Today, The Mercers’ Company has announced that leading asset management consultancy, MJ Hudson, has signed for their latest London office at 1-3 Frederick’s Place, in the heart of the City, within The Mercers’ Estate.
Situated on Old Jewry, between Gresham Street and Cheapside, Fredericks Place is less than a minutes’ walk from Bank station, and around the corner from The Ned. Forming one of two Grade II listed buildings within the cul-de-sac, MJ Hudson will take the entire building of five floors, spanningover 17,000 sq ft. The asset management consultancy is due to take full occupancy of the unit in Q1 2020.
Designed by John Robertson Architects the extensively refurbished office space comprises high ceilings, brilliant natural light and rooftop terraces. The Grade II listed building also showcases classic wooden floors and period features, including original fireplaces and plasterwork, providing an office space unique in character.
Delivering a full range of specialist services to the traditional and alternative asset management industries, MJ Hudson advises clients in the fields of law, investment consulting, international administration, fund management infrastructure and IR and marketing.
Matthew Hudson, CEO of MJ Hudson commented: “The asset management industry is experiencing both flux and opportunity, and London is, and should remain, its preeminent global location. Being British by birth, we are committed to growing in London as our core location, and to find a real estate partner in The Mercers’ Company, that represents 700 years of London trading history, reflects our wish to build a City institution of today’s relevance and also with longevity. In addition, Mercers’ commitment to funding young people and education reflects our own values of investing in and training young local talent, with 5% total new staff at MJ Hudson being recruited at graduate and pre-graduate levels, each year.”
Simon Taylor, Property Director at The Mercers’ Company added:“As a recognised asset management consultancy, MJ Hudson’s impressive leadership and expertise across Europe make for a brilliant tenant in the City. This high-profile signing is a testament to The Mercers’ Company’s investment and our commitment to regenerating Frederick’s Place; creating a corporate hub in the heart of London.”
The signing follows the recent news that internationally-renowned dance shoe brand from New York, LaDuca, has signed for their first UK site at 37 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, due to open in September.
Knight Frank and Ingleby Triceacted on behalf of The Mercers’ Companyand Compass Real Estate represented MJ Hudson.
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About The Mercers’ Company
The Mercers’ Company is a 700-year-old livery company focused on being a philanthropic force for good.
Each year our aim is to distribute £15 million to charitable causes. Our giving is focused on Young People & Education, Older People & Housing and Church & Communities. This allows us to create positive change across generations, giving those we help the chance to live a fulfilling life now and in the future.
The Mercers’ support 180 individual charities annually and provide high-quality accommodation to 215 residents in our six almshouses, work closely with our associated schools which educate 18,000 children, and appoint 88 charity trustees and school governors.
About MJ Hudson
MJ Hudson provides expertise and infrastructure support to fund managers, investors and other specialists in the asset management industries. The firm’s services include law, fund management solutions, international administration, investment advisory, data & analytics and IR & marketing.
This comprehensive range of capabilities, coupled with MJ Hudson’s ability to draw on many industry perspectives, allows the firm to build project teams that are extremely effective at helping clients achieve multiple goals.
From its London headquarters and its offices across Europe and North America, MJ Hudson’s team of 150+ professionals works for many of the world’s most significant investors and managers. The firm has expertise in all traditional and alternative asset classes, including equities and bonds, private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, real estate, infrastructure, energy, and credit.