To finish of what has been a hugely exciting and successful year, Exemplar were named winners of the coveted “Deal of the Year – Business Impact” award at the 2015 Estates Gazette Awards. The event, held at London’s Hilton Hotel on Park Lane on 11th December, celebrated our work on the London Fruit and Wool Exchange. We have been working on this site for six years, taking it from a partially dilapidated site through the planning process and then securing speculative funding for its development and then, earlier this year, pre-letting the entire office element to lawyers Ashurst.
The judges commented “The development has been a huge success all round, bringing more than 3000 new jobs to Spitafields. The judges thought this was an incredible deal for the locality, with one judge confirming ‘this is a stand-out submission, and really shows what can be achieved in just 12 months’. The award was presented to us by Joanna Lumley OBE which made the evening even more exciting.
Exemplar and M&G are now on-site with the new development which will deliver 320,000 sq ft of new grade A space including 260,000 sq ft of office and 40,000 sq ft of retail, restaurant, café, SME and community space. Completion is scheduled for 2018.