By Maximilian Clarke

British Land and Oxford properties, co-owners of the development site at 122 Leadenhall Street in the City of London, have today (Tuesday) announced that the bottom 10 floors have been pre-let to Aon insurance brokerage.

The skyscraper, which on completion will be among the capital’s tallest, has been designed by Lord Rogers whose design for the neighbouring Lloyd’s Building won him numerous architectural awards. Dubbed the cheesegrater for its tapering façade, the building is cheduled for completion in 2014.

Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON), a multi biollion dollar insurance brokerage based in Chicago, Illinois, has signed a deal for 191,000 sq ft- equal to the building’s bottom 10 floors.

“This significant letting to a leading global business is good news for the City and demonstrates the success of our commitment to creating well located world class buildings that provide long term value to occupiers. I am very pleased to welcome Aon to The Leadenhall Building and continuing our well established relationship with them,” said Chris Grigg, Chief Executive of British Land.

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