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Laing O'Rourke lands cheesegrater job

Joint venture developers British Land and Oxford Properties have appointed contractor Laing O’Rourke to build The Leadenhall Building, in the City of London, known as the cheesegrater.

Laing O’Rourke will be the main contractor and is due to begin in September.

Foundation and preliminary basement works recommenced in January 2011 and are nearing completion within budget and ahead of time.

Once completed, the 224m high Leadenhall tower will become one of the tallest buildings in the City of London.

Its tapering shape has led to the nickname the cheesegrator and is due for completion in 2014.

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