St George Tower

London

At 174m high, St George’s Wharf Tower is one of the tallest residential buildings in the United Kingdom. The tower contains 167 one, two and three-bedroom apartments. The 48 residential floors are crowned by a mechanical penthouse and an 11.4m-high wind turbine.

Energy efficiency is one of the building’s most important features, with the turbine powering the tower’s lighting. Water is drawn from the London aquifer at the base of the tower, where the use of heat pump technology extracts warmth from the water and uses it for heating residences in the winter. The St George Tower requires a third of the amount of energy used by comparable structures under wind loading.

Our approach to this job during the initial due diligence and VE phase resulted in reduction of the core wall and typical slab thicknesses. We also conducted an in-depth study of the dynamic performance of the building and its piled foundation under different load conditions to satisfy both strength and occupant comfort criteria.

Project Value:
£32 million GBP
Year Completed:
2013
Building Metrics:
Total area: 387,500 sqft approx
52-storeys + 1 basement
Sectors:
Residential

Client:
St George Ltd (Berkeley Group)
Primary Contractor:
Multiplex
Architect:
Broadway Malyan
Robert Bird Group Services:
Structural Engineering
Construction Engineering

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Structural

Robert Bird Group provide outstanding innovative and buildable structural design solutions in all sectors across the globe.

Civil

Robert Bird Group’s Civil Engineers provide engineering design services from concept and planning through detailed design on to construction and maintenance, with the potential for ongoing management and advice for the operating life of a project.

Residential + Retirement

Residential developments define the modern city – where and how we live drives urban spread, social cohesion, and plays a huge part in quality of life, for all of us.

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