Situated in the heart of the City, this area is teeming with finance professionals and is the ideal location for any business wishing to establish a reputation in the industry. The office space Leadenhall Street offers is largely occupied by firms specialising in the insurance industry, as the road runs alongside Lloyd’s of London. Although the official address is 1 Lime Street, the Lloyd’s building has an entrance on Leadenhall Street, and with the northern facade facing the road. The building’s striking appearance, which dominates Leadenhall Street, is created by the Bowellism architecture technique of placing services, such as lifts, onto the outside of the construction, in order to provide maximum internal space.
The office space on Leadenhall Street is home the headquarters of several major companies, including Allianz Global Risks and Ace European Group.
With the development of Leadenhall Building the office space Leadenhall Street has available is set to expand. This 736 feet tall skyscraper, located at 122 Leadenhall Street, is affectionately known as ‘The Cheese Grater’, thanks to its distinctive wedge shaped appearance. The building, due to be opened in mid-2014, will offer 610,000 square feet of office space, over 46 floors.
Leadenhall Street runs from Cornhill and Bishopsgate in the West, to St Botolph Street and Aldgate in the East. The nearest London Underground stations are Aldgate on the Circle and Metropolitan lines, and Bank on the Northern, Central and Waterloo & City lines. Fenchurch station is just a short walk away, with Liverpool Street at a distance of around 0.5 miles.
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