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Aon sign pre-let agreement for London office space

The Leadenhall Building, a London office tower comprising 610,000 sq ft of office space, has its first tenant.

Having agreed a 19-year deal with the building’s owners, British Land and Oxford Properties, the Aon Corporation will occupy 191,000 sq ft once the project has been completed.

As part of the deal, the insurance giant will also have the option to take up a further 85,000 sq ft of space.

Currently in the construction phase, The Leadenhall Building has a projected completion date of mid-2014. Measuring 736 ft, the property is expected to become a focal point of London’s sky line.

The CEO of Aon Limited, Robert Brown commented on the pre-let agreement.

He 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 professional services firm focused on risk and human capital management,” Mr. Brown continued.

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