By Linda O’Flanagan
The Beth Israel Comprehensive Cancer Center is to remain in its 100,000 s/f space at Google’s 111 Eighth Avenue, the tech giant confirmed today (Tuesday).
A spokeswoman for the company declined to offer details of the hospital lease, beyond saying it had been signed.
The news ends months of worry for the hospital staff and patients who believed Google would try to shut down the facility to create more space for its own operations.
Earlier this year, Google expanded its lease at Chelsea Market to 250,000 s/f to accommodate more of its 3,200 New York employees. That deal came following reports that the company had been stymied in its efforts to empty its $2 billion building of unwanted tenants.
Aside from Google and Beth Israel, other office tenants at the 2.9 million square feet building include Armani A/X, Atlantic Theater Co., Barnesandnoble.com, Lifetime Entertainment, Nike Inc., Sprint and Deutsche Inc.
The cancer center is an outpatient facility of the Continuum network in New York. Mitsuko Euda, real estate spokeswoman for Continuum, did not respond to a request for comment.
CBRE, which is the leasing agent for 111 Eighth, declined to comment on the lease, which was first reported by the New York Post.