Goldman Sachs Plan New European HQ in Farringdon, London
US Investment Banking Group, Goldman Sachs, have been in talks with three leading architects over plans for a new European headquarters in Farringdon EC1.
Plans were initially raised with Foster and Partners, the UK based architects responsible for Wembley Stadium and the Gherkin. However, Goldman has also enlisted the help of US based firms, Kohn Pedersen Fox (designers of Goldman’s current London offices), and SOM.
Goldman’s proposed project involves redeveloping a 1m square foot site on Farringdon Street which is situated just around the corner from their current location on Fleet Street EC4.
Also on list to help this project become a reality are Tishman Speyer who previously managed the construction of Goldman’s £1.5 billion headquarters in New York City.
This is not the first time that Goldman Sachs have made headlines this week. The bank’s Chief Executive, Lloyd Blankfein, is rumoured to have screened employees emails for the word ‘muppet’ after a worker resigned, claiming that this is what the bank called it’s clients.
Regarding the new headquarter plans in Farringdon, Goldman Sachs have declined to comment. Search Office Space will keep you updated with any further developments, so keep your eye on our news page for more information.