Private equity firm Brookfield has inked a deal to buy a Canary Wharf office block for a slashed price while a fresh work from home order will see offices empty next week.
According to reports in The Sunday Times, the private equity firm has agreed a deal to buy the headquarters of investment firm State Street, from owner M&G.
The deal for the 14-storey building is reportedly for around £250m, with a yield of almost 6 per cent.
It was reported that Brookfield agreed on a deal closer to £300m in March 2020, before the advent of the first lockdown caused talks to dry up.
The Canadian firm has a 50 per cent stake in the Canary Wharf Group, making it the owner of large parts of the financial district.
Brookfield has also bought a City office block on 30 Fenchurch St, formerly known as Plantation Place, for £635m.
It comes as office workers have been told to work from home if they can, in fresh plan B measures to prevent the spread of a new Covid variant.