Heron Tower notches up more tenants but most floors empty

THE HERON Tower on Bishopsgate has signed up four new tenants, though the 230m-tall skyscraper remains two-thirds empty six months after completion.

Developer Heron International said yesterday that investment manager Partners Group, forex broker City Credit Capital, derivatives trader Chicago Trading Company and Snoras, a Lithuanian bank, have agreed to take space in the tower.

The companies will join serviced office provider Landmark and US law firm McDermott, Will & Emery in the 46-storey tower, alongside several bars and restaurants.

“Interest in the development remains strong and we look forward to announcing further lettings in due course,” said Peter Ferrari, managing director of property development at Heron International.

The company, run by real estate tycoon Gerald Ronson, is marketing the tower in stages, with the more lucrative top offices above the 20th floor still not officially on the market.

CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield are the lettings agents for Heron Tower. Adams Burnett acted for Partners Group; Colliers acted for City Credit Capital; Jones Lang LaSalle acted for Chicago Trading Company; and Mellersh & Harding acted for Snoras.