London’s 8th highest building, The Scalpel, has signed tenancy agreements with two new companies, meaning it is now over half-let. Leases signed with Lombard International and the National Australia Bank (NBA) mean that the London skyscraper has now reached 53% occupancy.

The 35 storey building has signed with a number of companies, with these two newest sign-ups taking up a hefty part of the building space. Financial advisor company Lombard International will take over 9,189 square foot of office space on the twenty-seventh storey of the building. The National Australia Bank are taking up 26,864 square foot of space and will occupy both the ninth and tenth floor of the skyscraper. 

Although agreements have been signed, Lombard International plan to move in at the start of next year with National Australia Bank starting to move in late this year, completing at the start of next year.

It’s an exciting time for both companies. Executive Chairman of Lombard, John Hillman, has talked of his delight at being able to use The Scalpel as their new UK based. He says they looked at numerous options but felt that a City location within such a prestigious building was a perfect choice.

The Chief Financial Officer of National Australia Bank, Rolfe Lakin, also talked of his excitement, happy to have a London base that customers and overseas colleagues could visit and make use of. He was thrilled to be in the middle of the financial district within London within a state of the art office building.

The building totals 387,000 square feet, offering a range of different sized office spaces available to let – with large sections of it still up for grabs.

Designed by Kohn Pederson Fox, the skyscraper sits on the corner of Leadenhall Street and Lime Street, near some other iconic buildings in the city including the Willis Building, Leadenhall Building and Lloyds.