21st March 2018

Further pre-let secured at new Maurice Wilkes Building, Cambridge


St John’s College, with development manager Turnstone Estates, has pre-let further office space at the Maurice Wilkes Building on St John’s Innovation Park in Cambridge to Mewburn Ellis LLP. Savills and Carter Jonas are letting agents at the scheme.

The law firm specialising in intellectual property, has agreed to a new 15 year lease and will occupy 6,962 sq ft (646 sq m) on part of the ground floor of the five storey building.

Upon completion in June this year, the Maurice Wilkes building is set to comprise 64,445 sq ft (5,987 sq m) of Grade A office and R&D space in one of Cambridge’s top business locations within the northern cluster. Following deals to both Darktrace and PwC last year, 60% of the property is now pre-let and with a further 15,331 sq ft (1,424 sq m) under offer only 11,683 sq ft (1,085 sq m) remains available, with suites starting in size from 3,982 sq ft (369 sq m).

Rob Sadler, head of office at Savills Cambridge, comments: “This latest pre-let highlights the significant demand for top quality office accommodation in Cambridge’s research and development cluster and the fact that the speculatively built Maurice Wilkes building is almost fully let is testament to this. St John’s Innovation Park is renowned for attracting firms from start-ups to multinational corporates and this collaborative business environment is the ideal location for Mewburn Ellis to continue to thrive within Cambridge.”

Chris Goldsmith of Turnstone added: “The Maurice Wilkes Building is progressing ahead of programme with anticipated completion in early June. This is a top of class building, on a fine R&D Park which is attracting excellent tenants”

Mewburn Ellis LLP was advised by Cheffins.