Insurance firm Aon to occupy ten floors of £340m City tower

Insurance firm Aon will occupy ten floors of the £340m Cheesegrater tower in the City of London.

British Land confirmed to the market this morning that the US-based insurance company will be the first tenant in the tower.

Aon has agreed to a pre-let of the lower ten floors of the Leadenhall Building, which total 191,000ft2.

The insurance firm also has the option to take a further 85,000ft2 of office space. Construction of the tower began in 2010 with practical completion scheduled for mid 2014.  

Chris Grigg, chief executive of British Land said: “We are delighted that Aon has chosen The Leadenhall Building as the headquarters for its UK operations.”

“This agreement demonstrates the high level of interest being shown by major occupiers for this iconic London office building and the world-class accommodation it will offer.”