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Canada Water Tower Set To Rise

The more observant Londonites may have noticed that work has begun on one of Barratt Homes current projects at Canada Water Building A4, which happens to be the tallest element of the project.

With the tower crane now in place, work has started on the towers reinforced concrete frame whilst the construction of a protective scaffold gantry is to be erected around the underground station entrance.

Due to the operating hours of the station this will happen between 10pm and 5am each day when the station is closed, although the precise date of this work is still to be agreed with the London Underground.

Designed by Glenn Howells, the tower was first proposed in 2009. Once complete it will stand at around 80 metres in height to the tip of the fašade overrun. As additional phases on the Canada Waters development the scheme includes four low-rise block forms part of Phase A that add up to 688 new homes.

Despite looking like a slim affair, the massing of the tower is actually based on nearby council blocks, Regina Point and Columbia Point.

Cladding it is a mixture of glazed panels and white vertical beams. The tower is topped by a fully glazed fašade that overruns the roof by two storeys offering not only an interesting focal point but also protection for the towers roof garden.

Completion is set for 2014 with a core soon to grace the London skyline.
Canada Water Tower, London
Canada Water Tower, London