Fender plans new Covent Garden headquarters, artist space and showroom
Fender has announced plans for a new London-based headquarters for its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operations, which will also serve as an artist space and showroom.
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The new office is located at 22 Endell Street, Covent Garden, and measures in at 5,077 square feet. It consists of five floors of office space, housing a number of Fender brands as well as the artist showroom. Fender notes that the space will support its growing roster of UK-based artists.
It joins the US company’s only other UK showroom located in East Grinstead. To obtain the space, Fender partnered with consultancy firm DeVona Cresa. Associate Director Charles Chell said in a statement about the sale: “Fender, pioneers of the guitar, are now one of a number of companies showing confidence in London’s office market with its entry into Covent Garden
“22 Endell Street will offer a unique self-contained building providing a hybrid space for the Fender team, giving it the opportunity to house its wider range of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation brands, whilst offering a unique and memorable artist experience.”
The interior will be designed by office specialist studio, Dthree. Dthree’s head of design, Charlie Kent, added: “Fender Musical Instruments Corporation briefed Dthree Studios to renovate the space to align with its portfolio of guitar brands.
“We have revamped the location to modernise the look and feel of the office, all while respecting the existing heritage of this iconic central London building. 22 Endell Street is now designed in such a way as to reflect Fender’s brand values of honesty, aspiration and timelessness.”
Fender’s own Liam Cunnah, the managing director, of its EMEA division, added:, “Our new Artist Showroom at 22 Endell Street will play a central role in our expansion throughout the UK and EMEA as we look to support both artists and a new generation of players entering the guitar market. The Fender Artist Showroom will not only be a destination for artists from all over the world but also an innovative and productive working space for our London colleagues.”
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