St George Tower

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

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 Metrics

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

Project Metrics

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