Infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has completed piling work at the £150m residential project ‘Madison’ in Canary Wharf, London.
With 625 12m-25m piles driven into the ground, firm foundations are in place to build the 53-storey 180m-high tower.
Designed by Make Architects and developed by LBS Properties, the project includes 423 specification studios and 104 one, two and three bedroom homes with a variety of amenities such as outside space, a hotel-style lounge, gym and swimming pool.
Balfour Beatty London regional business managing director Graham Hill said: “Utilising Balfour Beatty’s knowledge of complex structures in tall towers and our wide in-house expertise, we have completed the initial stage of ground works at the Madison.
“Once completed, the scheme will be a landmark addition to the luxury high-end residential towers within the area of Canary Wharf."
The planned hexagonal glass covering for the tower is expected to enable dedication of 70% of Madison’s footprint to a new public garden.
LBS Properties development director Peter Amato said: “Reaching this significant milestone is a testament to the quality team and commitment of our supply chain partners.
“We are delighted with progress to date and remain on track to meeting our programme objectives.”
Commenced in March last year, the construction of the Madison is expected to be completed by 2020.
The project is expected to create 400 jobs during construction.