Marsh and Mercer extend lease on 6,000 sq. m. of office space at Groot Handelsgebouw

Marsh and Mercer, part of the world’s leading insurance broker and risk adviser McLennan Companies, and Groothandelsgebouwen N.V. have signed an extension of the multi-year lease of office space at Groot Handelsgebouw in Rotterdam. The lease extension involves more than 6,000 sq. m. of office space at the Stationsplein 45 location, and 135 associated parking spaces.

Groot Handelsgebouw is a monument building at Weena, in the heart of Rotterdam’s dynamic business district. With over 180 tenants, the building boasts the largest collection of businesses in the Netherlands. Thanks to its powerful architectural design by H.A. Maaskant and W. van Tijen, the building is both a sight to behold and a pleasant working environment. Groot Handelsgebouw offers spacious and flexible office and retail space, extensive services and facilities. Its energy performance meets the highest possible standards (label A).

In May and June of this year, giant steps were erected in front of the building standing 29 metres high, with a length of 57 metres, five aisles wide and a total of 140 steps. The white wooden steps were supported by scaffolding, based on an idea by architectural firm MVRDV. The steps were placed to celebrate 75 years of rebuilding the city of Rotterdam.

CBRE advised tenants Marsh & Mercer.

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