With over 1.4 million subscribers, it is safe to say that the Economist is a well read and respected publication. Targeting highly educated, cultured readers, the magazines audience contains many influential executives and policy-makers.
The Economist Plaza is one of London’s most beloved architectural icons and was designed by internationally-renowned architects, Alison and Peter Smithson specifically to be home of the Economist.
In 2016, the building was acquired by Tishman Speyer, who leased back its space in the building for a further 18 months to the magazine. The Economist moved out of the building during the Summer of 2017, and Tishman Speyer completed the first phase of renovation in June 2018.
The building is made of 14-storeys and was remodelled to add approximately 24,000 sq.ft of office space, a 4500 sq.ft art gallery, a new 1500 sq.ft restaurant space as well as four one-bedroom residential units. We provided the mast climber package for the development for replacing glass and stone and cleaning at heights of up to 60 metres.