Aon has agreed to pre-let 10 floors in the new Leadenhall Building in London.
The risk management company will lease close to 200,000 sq ft in the City’s new ‘Cheesegrater’.
The risk management company Aon has agreed to pre-let nearly 200,000 sq ft of office space in the City’s new Leadenhall Building. As part of a deal with the property owners British Land and Oxford Properties, Aon will lease 10 floors out a possible 47 when the building is completed in 2014.
Located at 122 Leadenhall Street, the new Leadenhall Building has been designed by Richard Rogers and has been dubbed the ‘Cheesegrater’ thanks to its unusual design. Measuring in at 736 ft tall, the Leadenhall Building will become one of the London’s most iconic office space buildings behind the Shard and the ‘Gherkin’ once it’s completed.
Commenting on the new pre-let, CEO of Aon Limited Robert Brown said: “We are delighted to have chosen The Leadenhall Building as our new London headquarters. The Aon Centre at The Leadenhall Building places us at the heart of the City’s insurance sector and the building’s impressive location and offices reflect our standing as the leading global professional services firm focused on risk and human capital management.”
The deal comes in the same week that travel retailer lastminute.com announced that it had agreed to take new office space in the Johnson Building at 77 Hatton Garden. The firm will lease 22,300 sq ft of office space across the entire third floor of the Derwent London-owned building in EC1.
“The redevelopment of the Johnson Building was completed in 2006 and is one of Derwent London’s flagship schemes. We are delighted to welcome Lastminute.com to this high quality Midtown property where they will be joining well known occupiers such as Grey Communications and Thomson Reuters,” commented Derwent London CEO John Burns.