Universal Music is leaving its current home in Kensington for Argent’s King’s Cross development

Four Pancras Square Kings Cross

Universal Music has signed a pre-let for Four Pancras Square, part of Argent’s Kings Cross development, and plans to move in upon the buidling’s completion in the summer of 2017.

The company is currently based in Kensington but will move its 1,000-plus workforce and sister companies Universal Music Publishing and See Tickets to the 177,000 sq ft building.

The 10-storey building, designed by Eric Parry Architects, features a roof-top garden, balconies at all levels and a 10,000 sq ft restaurant at ground and lower ground floor.

David Joseph, chairman and chief executive of Universal Music UK, said: “King’s Cross is fast emerging as a creative hub for London. It’s going to be an energising place to work and feels like a natural home for Universal Music with many opportunities for collaboration and inspiration literally on our doorstep.”

Nick Searl, partner at Argent who are developing the building on behalf of the King’s Cross Partnership, said: “We are immensely pleased to welcome such a prestigious and globally respected tenant to King’s Cross; Universal Music’s decision to relocate here is testament to the dynamic and creative environment that has been created and the area’s broad appeal to businesses across a variety of sectors.

“By mid-2017 we expect to have over 12,000 people working at King’s Cross, confirming its reputation as London’s new office destination and leading the way in workplace design and performance.”