Mitsui Fudosan and Stanhope have signed the first major office letting in the MediaWorks building at White City Place with online luxury fashion retailer Yoox Net-a-Porter (YNAP) taking 70,000 sq ft of office space.
YNAP’s new office will accommodate up to 650 members of the global technology team, bringing all its UK technology teams into one location. The tech hub will be ready in March 2017 and will include flexible space to accommodate future growth and best-in-class mobile and IT capabilities with Platinum Wired Certification for Superior Connectivity.
The MediaWorks is the second of three buildings under redevelopment at White City Place and will provide 230,000 sq ft of office space along with 15,000 sq ft of retail and restaurants.
Alex Alexander, Chief Information Officer at YOOX Net-a-Porter Group, said:
“As YOOX Net-a-Porter grows, it is exciting to move into a new home for all of YNAP’s UK technologists that will inspire and facilitate creativity and innovation, enabling us to build even better retail and content experiences for our customers.”
White City Place is an exciting new business district at the heart of an £8 billion 15-year regeneration of the wider White City area which will form a new hub of activity, creativity and academia in west London with 2,500 new homes, more than 2 million square feet of office space and 20,000 new jobs.
An expanded Westfield will boast more than 420 stores including a new John Lewis department store which is due to open in 2018.