Square Mile skyscraper to bring in Shard man Danny Lemon

Sebastian McCarthy
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Danny Lemon worked at luxury hotel Claridge's before joining The Shard

The City's tallest skyscraper has drafted in The Shard’s former manager as it prepares to open its doors later this year.

Developers at 22 Bishopsgate, the 62-storey building in the Square Mile known as "Twentytwo", have hired Danny Lemon to oversee the set up and management of the trophy building ahead of its opening late this year.

Lemon, who was previously at luxury Mayfair hotel Claridge’s before running operations at The Shard, said that he was "excited to be part of the team bringing this building to life".

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Lemon and his team are set to use new spaces, such as a fresh food market and art gallery, by "programming a broad series of high quality events spanning talks, screenings, pop-up art exhibitions, classes and entertainment for occupiers and the public".

Global insurers Hiscox and Beazley are among the firms that have so far agreed to take space in the building.

AXA IM, which manages the skyscraper, also revealed last year that it plans to relocate its two London office locations to the flagship development in the eastern cluster of the City.