Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox as a European HQ for W.R. Berkley, the 190m-tall commercial office development will contain 400,000ft2 of office floorspace over 35 floors as well as two basement levels, including shops and restaurants.
Floor plates will range in size from 6,500ft2 to 16,000ft2 and are arranged around a side core located to the south of the building, offering views of London to the north, east, west and south west.
The Arup designed reinforced concrete core requires the completed core to be vertically post-tensioned, a first for construction techniques of this kind in London.
Byrne Bros. are responsible for the construction, of all reinforced concrete elements within the development, which has been dubbed "The Scalpel".
These include, traditional blue-sky, slipforming, top-down, pre-cast stairs and twin-wall in restricted working locations. A Byrne Bros. site team of over 160 personnel will deliver the 25,596m3 of concrete and 3,576 tonnes of reinforcement. With the completed project opening date of the Autumn 2017.