DK announces move to Ballymore’s One Embassy Gardens

[London: 9th April 2018]: DK UK, the world leading illustrated reference publisher, has announced its relocation to One Embassy Gardens. The firm has signed a lease agreement with Ballymore Group to occupy three floors of prime office space with a combined size of 44,000 sq. ft.

Producing content in over 100 countries worldwide, DK will move to One Embassy Gardens from their 80 Strand office in 2020. Developed by Ballymore Group, One Embassy Gardens places tenants at the heart of the landmark Embassy Gardens development in Nine Elms. With views over the River Thames, Linear Park and new US Embassy building, One Embassy Gardens is uniquely positioned within a thriving new neighbourhood, combining business and creativity with a commitment to modern work space.

DK UK will join fellow publishers Penguin Random House at One Embassy Gardens, whose move was announced in December 2017. Like DK, Penguin Random House plans to move all its employees south of the river by the end of 2019, marking a more general shift within the media and publishing industries. Indeed, tech giant Apple will unveil its new London headquarters within the Nine Elms regeneration area imminently, while a host of other businesses have taken advantage of the district’s unique appeal.

For instance, London Underground’s much heralded Northern Line extension will see the creation of two new stations at Nine Elms and nearby Battersea Power Station, dramatically improving transport connections to central London and beyond. The plethora of shops, restaurants, cafés, bars and green spaces within Embassy Gardens and across Nine Elms more generally is also a true maker of the area’s new destination status.

Commenting on the announcement, Ian Hudson, CEO of DK, said, “We are delighted to be moving to One Embassy Gardens with our Penguin Random House UK colleagues. This is a wonderful new space at the heart of one of London’s most exciting new developments.”

John Mulryan, Managing Director of Ballymore Group, added, “DK’s relocation to One Embassy Gardens is a great testament to Nine Elms’ remarkable transformation. Their move, in conjunction with Penguin Random House, will create a new media and publishing hub for London and we are looking forward to welcoming our new guests.”

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About Ballymore Group:

Ballymore is an international property development company with a reputation for innovative projects that push boundaries and energise cities. Led by its founder, Chairman and CEO Sean Mulryan, who formed the company in Ireland over 35 years ago, Ballymore’s work has the scale of a heavyweight developer whilst retaining the integrity of a family business.

Ballymore have an entirely new vision for every project they undertake, aiming to produce developments that set new standards in place making, construction, design and urban planning. Ballymore lead each project from conception through to delivery and they remain fully committed to their buildings, long after the last property has been sold, through their estate management teams.

Ballymore’s current development portfolio includes Royal Wharf, London City Island, Embassy Gardens, Good Luck Hope and Wardian London.

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About DK:

DK is the world leading illustrated reference publisher and a member of the Penguin Random House division of Bertelsmann, publishing highly visual non-fiction designed to inspire, educate and entertain readers of all ages. DK produces content for consumers in over 100 countries and over 60 languages, with offices in the UK, India, US, Germany, China, Canada, Spain and Australia.

About Embassy Gardens:

Embassy Gardens will see the creation of nearly 2,000 new homes, stunning landscaped gardens, vibrant new bars and restaurants providing a variety of al fresco spaces and 130,000 ft² of shopping space. Phase two is being delivered by EcoWorld Ballymore and phase one, which is now complete and occupied, was delivered by Ballymore Group. The apartments at Embassy Gardens are a 10 minute walk from Vauxhall Station and connectivity will be further improved with the forthcoming extension of the Northern Line, creating two new stations at Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station. Future home to the Sky Pool, Embassy Gardens is a landmark development which will establish a totally new community within central London, wrapped around the new US Embassy.



DK announces move to Ballymore’s One Embassy Gardens