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Property sources say Brit Insurance is under offer with developer British Land to take floors 15 to 17 of the Leadenhall Building — around 50,000 square feet — in the first significant leasing deal since parts of two “mega-bolts” in the steelwork of the 224-metre tower fell to the ground in November.
British Land will this week publish the results of its investigation into the incident, which prompted the developer’s design team to embark on an extensive programme of ultrasound tests on more than 3,000 similar bolts on the Lord Rogers-designed building.
British Land put fencing around the ground floor “as a precaution only”.
Brit will join a host of insurance industry tenants in the Square Mile’s tallest building.
Broker Aon and insurer Amlin are among the tenants, as well as serviced office company ServCorp, although the nearby rival Walkie-Talkie skyscraper has filled up faster.