Japanese investment bank Nomura has secured a rental deal on its new London headquarters allowing free rent for almost six years, the Financial Times reported, citing the terms of a deal to be announced on Tuesday.

The FT said the bank will confirm plans to move its UK business, including the staff taken on as part of the Lehman Brothers acquisition, into a new office development on the Thames.

Nomura was not immediately available for comment.

Up to 4,000 banking staff will move into the 12-storey Watermark Place next year, many relocating from the former Lehman Brothers building in Canary Wharf.

The landlord, Oxford Properties, is the property arm of an Ontario pension fund and UBS. It was advised by Knight Frank and CBRE.

(Reporting by Cecilia Valente; Editing by Richard Chang)