March 1, 2017 / 12:49 PM / 9 months ago

UPDATE 1-China's CC Land buys London skyscraper for 1.15 bln pounds

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March 1 (Reuters) - CC Land Holdings Ltd, a firm run by Chinese property magnate Cheung Chung-kiu, has agreed to pay 1.15 billion pounds ($1.4 billion) to buy London’s “Cheesegrater” skyscraper, owners British Land and Oxford Properties said on Wednesday.

The sale of the Leadenhall Building, known as the Cheesegrater because of its wedge shape, will be slightly dilutive to British Land’s earnings per share but accretive to its net asset value per share, the property company said.

British Land and Oxford Properties each own 50 percent of the building. Oxford Properties invests in real estate for one of Canada’s largest pension plans.

$1 = 0.8105 pounds Reporting by Esha Vaish in Bengaluru; editing by Jason Neely and David Evans

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