Greenland Group selects AECOM for £800m Spire tower
Chinese developer Greenland Group has chosen AECOM as its preferred construction partner for the £800 million Spire London development.
Standing at 235.145 metres (771ft) high, the 67-storey scheme which will provide 861 one two and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses, is set to be the tallest residential tower in western Europe when it is completed at the end of 2020.
Construction is already underway on the Larry Malcic and Christopher Colosimo-designed development with AECOM bringing the expertise of its high-rise construction business AECOM Tishman to lead the delivery of the project.
Work will start on the basement and main build by the end of this year.
Piling working is being undertaken by foundations specialist Bachy Soletanche and is likely to be completed by November, while Permasteelisa Group has won the scheme's cladding package.
Wenhao Qian, managing director of Greenland (UK) Investments Ltd, said: “Spire London is set to become one of London’s iconic, landmark buildings, and it is vital that we have the right team in place that can deliver a project of this scale.
"AECOM has been a trusted partner for Greenland on our extensive portfolio, and we are delighted to have awarded them the Pre-Construction Services Agreement for the main construction works. We look forward to building our relationship with them as we work together to bring Spire London to life.”
Dan McQuade, group president of AECOM Construction Services, said: “We are very excited to work with Greenland on this iconic project in the heart of London’s Docklands.
"It will be our fifth project working together across the globe, and we look forward to further strengthening our relationship and helping Greenland to bring their vision to life”.