BLP completes the lease up of 20 Fenchurch Street

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has completed the lease up of 20 Fenchurch Street, acting for the Canary Wharf/Land Securities joint venture on the letting of the final floor to the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments.

The deal closed on 31 March 2016, marking the end of a four year period in which the firm has advised on the letting of all 31 office floors, as well as the leasing of the Skygarden restaurant at the top of the building. The 16 tenants include insurance companies RSA, Liberty, Kiln and Markel being the largest occupiers, as well as law firms Vinson & Elkins and DWF.

BLP has been involved with the development from the outset, which has also included providing advice on Canary Wharf’s initial joint venture with Land Securities, the syndication of its 50% stake, and planning and construction issues.

The leasing BLP team was led by Partners, Alan Wight and Ian Waring, supported by Senior Associate, Elasah Mastin and Associates, Matthew Pomfret and Ciaran Londra. Construction work was led by Partner, Nazir Dewji while Tax aspects were carried out by Partner, Richard Harbot.

Alan Wight commented: “Our work for one of London’s newest landmark skyscrapers is a real testament to the quality of our world-class Real Estate team.

“BLP is delighted to have been able to play its part in making the development a success, and it’s fantastic that after four years we are able to bring the project to such a positive finish for longstanding clients Canary Wharf and Land Securities.”


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