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Sky is the limit for Warwick Business School

The institution has increased the size of its campus in London's Shard by more than 50%

Posted by Julian Owen | October 07, 2017 | Bricks & mortar

The Shard’s offices are now fully let, following the expansion of Warwick Business School (WBS). The Institution has increased the footprint of its flagship London campus by a further 52% to a total of 18,500 sq ft. 

WBS’s ‘campus in the sky' opened in September 2014 after transforming 12,150 sq ft of office space on Level 17 into a state-of-the-art lecture theatre, seminar rooms and an information technology laboratory. The institute is now taking a further 6,342 sq ft on Level 13 to house a second lecture theatre. 

The final office letting to WBS marks the realisation of the late Irvine Sellar’s vision to create a truly vertical city. The Shard’s offices are occupied by 31 businesses including household names and market leaders from a diverse range of industries including fashion, legal, finance, consumer goods, healthcare, media and technology. Overall a total of eight different use classes operate over its 72 floors, providing additional amenities for the office occupiers, encouraging visitors to the building and its surrounding neighbourhood. 

Andy Lockett, Dean, Warwick Business School said: “We picked The Shard as our first London base because it’s a beacon for business and matched our aspirations for our highly ranked Executive MBA Programme, and our executive education, more broadly. It has proved to be the perfect base - exceptional transport links make it easy to access and we have light, inspiring spaces that create the perfect learning environment. We are delighted we could expand within the building to accommodate even more students.”

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