Case study

100 Leadenhall Street

100 Leadenhall Street encompasses three separate buildings at 100, 106 and 107 Leadenhall Street all acquired between 2014 and 2015. The original buildings comprise approximately 250,000 square feet of mainly commercial office space with retail at ground and basement levels.

Location: 100 Leadenhall Street, EC3 London

Investment date: January 2014

Opportunity: Future Development Site

Purchase price: £195m


The site encompasses three separate commercial buildings in the heart of the insurance district of the City of London located between The Gherkin, The Leadenhall Building and the Lloyds of London building. The buildings are multi-let to a variety of tenants including the London HQ of Chubb Insurance.

Through active asset management the majority of the leases are now co-terminus in Q2 2026.

Whilst providing quality income returns to the investors, the combined site was recognised as having greater redevelopment opportunity and a planning consent was negotiated with the City of London thereby releasing additional capital value.

Value added

Through a rigorous selection process a team of consultants were mobilised to consider the full development opportunity including the appointment of Skidmore Owings & Merrill as architects.

Over a period of approximately two years a planning consent was negotiated with the City of London Corporation and in July 2017 formal consent was granted for a brand new 1.3 million square foot commercial building comprising 56 storeys.

This consent was subsequently upgraded through a S.73 MMA consent, allowing an all-electric, highly sustainable 57 storey commercial office tower with an increased percentage of amenity space.

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