Heron International’s projects and construction director is to retire at the end of the year.

Cahit Atasoy will be replaced by Steven Evans, Heron International’s development director who will assume responsibility for Heron Tower project.

Gerald Ronson, chief executive of Heron International, said: 'I would like to take this opportunity to thank Cahit for his contribution over the last decade and to wish him well in retirement. The Heron Tower is a world class development in the

heart of the City of London which will be completed in 2011, and we are pleased to welcome Steve to the project team.'

Heron added that the tower is in the steelworks phase up to the second floor and will be completed as scheduled in 2011.