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Canary Wharf Group plc secures £190m loan facility for new commercial development

The facility was secured from a syndicate of banks consisting of Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG, Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets and The Royal Bank of Scotland PLC; with Barclays also acting as coordinator, agent and security trustee.

The 500,000 sq ft commercial development will add to the Group’s extensive property portfolio, with 250,000 sq ft of the scheme pre-let to the European Medicines Agency. The 23-storey tower is set to be constructed by the end of 2014.

Canary Wharf Group plc is an integrated property development, investment and management group of companies. In the last two decades it has developed more top-quality office space in London than any other company, helping to position the capital as one of the best places in the world to locate a business.

Peter Anderson, Managing Director, Finance, Canary Wharf Group said: "We are delighted to have concluded this facility in the current difficult financial market. It shows that with a good consortium of lenders and the right project it is still possible to raise significant construction funding. We can now start construction in early 2012 knowing we have secured all the necessary finance."