Move underlines London Market commitment and client-focussed approach
LONDON, UK – 16 JULY 2021: Global insurance services provider McLarens has underlined its commitment to the London Market with the announcement of its new London headquarters in Lime Street EC3, bringing together its City operations with those of McLarens-owned specialty adjusting firm Lloyd Warwick International (LWI). The newly combined space – which has served as LWI’s head office since 2013 – has been refurbished and reconfigured to incorporate hot desking, collaborative breakout spaces, private meeting rooms and tech enhancements. The changes support McLarens’ future proofing strategy, building upon its flexible working model for the post-pandemic world and consolidating its integration with LWI.
The 5,500 square foot space and prime City of London location (Forum House, 15-18 Lime Street, EC3M 7AN) is a stone’s throw from The Lloyd’s Building and signifies a notable step up for McLarens, relocating and expanding upon its London presence for the first time since the 1980s, when it took up residence at Ibex House, in Minories.
The move comes a year on from McLarens’ acquisition of LWI, marking the culmination of a 12-month integration, during which the combined group has further strengthened its position as a leading provider of specialist claims services to the global natural resources market.
The office will be a hub for the business’ UK & Ireland operations, in addition to its London Market division which serves global specialty markets including aviation, construction and engineering, crisis management, marine, natural resources and FAJ & Specie.
In light of the rising infection rates across the UK, McLarens has taken the decision to postpone the anticipated return to all UK & Ireland offices from the 19th July, and to continue its remote working model for a further period, in order to safeguard employees and preserve continuity of business. McLarens’ Pandemic Committee will continue to monitor the situation over the coming weeks, with a view to commencing a phased return from September, contingent on developments.
Steven Wallace, UK & Ireland Managing Director: “This marks a significant evolution for McLarens. It’s a bigger and better space, in a prime City of London location, and one that will support the business as we continue to grow and evolve.”
David Pigot, Director of London Markets & Global Head of Specialty: “This move underlines our commitment to the London market and the client-focussed approach that is so central to our business.”
McLarens and LWI Bring Together London Operations with Newly Combined, Future Proofed Headquarters in Lime Street EC3