City boss wants a new ‘beacon’ as Fleet Street evolves

The chair of the City of London Corporation’s property investment board has called for the area around Fleet Street to become “the beacon of the legal profession” as redevelopment plans get under way.

Tom Sleigh said the corporation, which governs London’s Square Mile, had “absolute commitment and support” for a revamp of Fleet Street, EC4, which he added “you might argue has been slightly neglected in recent years”.

Sleigh spoke at the Reinventing Fleet Street event, organised by the City Property Association and held at the local offices of law firm Charles Russell Speechlys.

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