Take-Two Interactive to open new London office
Take-Two Interactive Software is set to relocate its European headquarters to London.
It is best-known for being the parent company behind publishers 2K and Rockstar Games.
The former publishes a series of games including NBA officially-licensed titles alongside the acclaimed Borderlands series.
The latter, on the other hand, is a dominant giant in the industry and is responsible for the beloved Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption franchises.
It is planning to move to the West End from Windsor – where it employs more than 150 people – by 2021.
The firm signed a lease with Blue Coast Capital for a 40,000 sq ft set of offices at 30 Cleveland Street – an area which has just had new life injected into it.
Serhad Koro, managing director EMEA/APAC of Take-Two, has sung the praises of the transport links surrounding the offices which will “be further enhanced by the arrival of the Elizabeth Line at Tottenham Court Road Station”.
Meanwhile, Blue Coast Capital’s asset manager John Stacey has said: “It’s very apt that a building which dates back to the 1930s and was once let to Dennis Publishing will now be occupied by a business which is so emblematic of contemporary creativity.”
Edward Charles & Partners and JLL advised the landlord while Cushman & Wakefield worked in tandem with the tenant, reports The Evening Standard.
Take-Two has held a strong presence in the UK for some time having bought numerous studios and turning them into Rockstar development studios. It currently has UK offices in London, Leeds, Lincoln and Edinburgh.
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