Consultant prepares to move 700 staff to the Regent's Quarter development

Consultant EC Harris is moving into its new London office in the regeneration area of Kings Cross over this weekend.

After 50 years based in Tavistock Square, EC Harris will move into the Regent’s Quarter development. It will be the first company to move into LaSalle Investments’ 66,000ft2 building.

EC Harris has 3,000 employees compared with 560 10 years ago and it expects this figure to continue to rise at the rate of one staff member each working day for the next year.

Philip Youell, chief executive of EC Harris, said: “We selected the building and employed Swanke Hayden to help design and Overbury’s to deliver the fit out of an environment that reflects the future of consultancy in our industry.

“The building was a natural choice for us and with the additions we have made it will support the sort of practices that allow us to develop exceptional people to serve leading clients.

“With more than 700 people working from this office and further 2,300 worldwide we have the critical mass in our 15 disciplines to combine disciplines to create value on complex business impacting challenges. The London building will house our biggest teams of quantity and building surveyors together with project management, consultants, health and safety specialists, engineers, architects, facilities managers, software developers and specialists in the fourteen of our priority sectors.”

The firm's Tavistock Square offices were next to where the 7/7 bomb on the No 30 bus went off last year. In the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attack the building became an emergency medical centre with the first aiders helping the wounded passengers.