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Financial Conduct Authority picks Stratford over Canary Wharf for new HQ

PUBLISHED: 15:31 06 April 2018 | UPDATED: 15:32 06 April 2018

The new HQ in Westfield Avenue will have views over the London Stadium. Picture: Jonathan Banks

The new HQ in Westfield Avenue will have views over the London Stadium. Picture: Jonathan Banks

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The Financial Conduct Authority have just been handed the keys to new headquarters in Stratford.

The exterior of the International Quarter London base in Stratford. Picture: IQLThe exterior of the International Quarter London base in Stratford. Picture: IQL

Almost 4,000 staff will be moving from a building in Canary Wharf to 15 storeys near the Olympic Park.

They’ve been in the current location since the 1990s.

Georgina Philippou, chief operating officer at the FCA, said: “This is an exciting time for the FCA as we move into our new purpose-built headquarters. Our modern offices will bring all London staff under one roof for the first time and offer a mix of excellent facilities, value for money, sustainability and the right infrastructure to meet our future needs. We look forward to settling in and playing a part in our new local community.”

The International Quarter London building, which is a joint venture between Lendlease and LCR, covers a 22 acre site and is part of Stratford’s regeneration programme. FCA staff are expected to move in over the summer.

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