Exemplar directors launch firm to finish 80 Fenchurch Street

Two former Exemplar directors have launched a new business that will bring forward the 240,000 sq ft office development at 80 Fenchurch Street, EC3.

Maxwell Shand and Campbell MacDougall have co-founded YardNine, a development company that will initially focus on completing the 14-storey scheme their former employer planned to develop until its co-founders decided to take a “siesta” from development until Brexit completes in 2019.

YardNine is bringing forward the speculative development on behalf of Partners Group, with construction due to start on site next month.

Shand said: “When Dan Van