Lloyd Blankfein, the Goldman Sachs boss, has had another dig on Twitter regarding Brexit, posting a photo of the under-construction European headquarters of the investment bank in central London with the suggestion that it may have to lie partly empty.
The £300m building that is located near Ludgate Circus is a stone’s throw from St Paul’s Cathedral. It covers 1.3 million square foot and houses giant floor plans that are suitable
However, Blankfein has suggested the possibility that it may not be fully occupied due to Brexit.
Along with an aerial photograph of the building site, Blankfein tweeted: “In London. GS still investing in our big new Euro headquarters here. Expecting/hoping to fill it up, but so much outside our control. #Brexit”
It is Blankfein’s second tweet about Brexit in less than a fortnight after he suggested earlier this month that the City of London could lose out on business to Frankfurt.
On October 19, Blankfein tweeted: “Just left Frankfurt. Great meetings, great weather, really enjoyed it. Good, because I’ll be spending a lot more time there. #Brexit”
This first Brexit tweet gained 5,700 likes and over 3,700 retweets.
In the United Kingdom, Goldman Sachs employs around 6,000 staff. The company has previously said that it may have to relocate employees out of the country to European hubs if certainty regarding the future trading status of Britain with the European Union is not expected.
Recently, the Wall Street bank signed a lease for floorspace in Marienturm tower in the financial district of Frankfurt with space for a maximum of 1,000 staff. However, currently, it only has 200 employees in the city.