In another boost to the ongoing Battersea development, it has been announced that Penguin random house UK have signed  an ‘Agreement for Lease’ for a new London office, One Embassy Gardens.

One Embassy Gardens is part of the new Nine Elms riverside development between Vauxhall and Battersea. Penguin Random House plans to occupy 83,400 square feet across floors one to five, and it will have a dedicated reception and event space on the ground floor.

The publisher will continue to occupy its existing office at 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, Pimlico, which is a short walk from One Embassy Gardens.

Penguin Random House aims to move all its London employees into one of these two sites at the end of 2019, vacating its Ealing and 80 Strand offices. Both One Embassy Gardens and 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road will be home to a mix of Penguin Random House departments and CEO Tom Weldon, among others, will work at both offices.