The U.S. bank, which advised WeWork during its IPO process this summer, has rented the space to replace an existing facility at Paternoster Square near the London Stock Exchange.
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The trading floor which will be operational by the end of 2019 is in a new facility where the bank’s most critical London traders could quickly relocate in the event of an emergency affecting its new £1.2 billion European headquarters at nearby Plumtree Court.
It will be located in WeWork’s facility on Waterhouse Square at 138-142 Holborn, a renovated Victorian building.
A more serious disaster affecting the broader area would result in Goldman’s staff moving to a more distant site in Croydon, south London.
Goldman is moving its European headquarters from Fleet Street to nearby Plumtree Court, an 826,000-square-foot building opened this year.
WeWork and Goldman declined to comment.