Henderson’s plans to build 1.35m sq ft of office and retail space within its Leadenhall Triangle development were recommended for approval by City planning officer Peter Rees. 


The green light paved the way for the 34-storey scheme at 40 Leadenhall Street after Henderson had bought the site out of administration for £190m in 2011.

The developer’s plans were later halted by Brexit, but in October 2019 M&G and Prudential bought the site and committed to funding its £875m construction, giving the scheme a final value of £1.4bn.

The scheme is due to be completed in December this year.