Piling has commenced on site at Nova in London, in a joint venture between Cementation Skanska and Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering.
The partners were appointed by Mace to carry out the ground engineering elements of the 897,000 square feet development for Land Securities.
Nova, Victoria is a mixed office, shopping, residential and public realm scheme being developed in the West End, adjacent to London Victoria Station.
The project team is scheduled to be on site at the end of November to install a double basement with a 445m secant wall followed by the installation of 336 large diameter rotary bearing piles.
The construction complexities include installing 251 of the bearing piles with plunge columns.
Ian Lovett, of Cementation Skanska and joint venture project director, said: “The team working on this project has built up a strong reputation with Mace, by delivering successful projects like London Bridge Place and the Shard.
"By working together we will draw on our experience in London’s commercial sector and use our technical knowledge to deliver this important project.”