Skanska to construct the City of London’s tallest building – Heron Tower

Press release 07/06/2006 00:00 CET

Skanska has today received an order from The Heron Tower Property Unit Trust for the first phase of a contract to construct Heron Tower. When complete, Heron Tower will be the tallest tower in the City of London.

Pre-construction services will begin this month, with the main construction work starting in 2007, commencing with the demolition of existing buildings. This will be followed by construction of the new Heron Tower, which will be completed in 2010.

Skanska are providing a Construction Business Stream bid, which incorporates expertise from both its building and mechanical and electrical operating units. They bring with them experience of constructing other London landmarks which offers to Heron a total construction and building services solution.

David Fison, Chief Executive, Skanska UK said: “Heron have been very clear from day one what they wanted - A construction partner who adds real value and who works as part of the team to create the overall success of the project.

“At Skanska, our whole focus is on integrated project management and eliminating waste so we are delighted that we have been chosen by Heron to do exactly that on this most prestigious of contracts.”

Cahit K Atasoy, Director of Projects and Construction, Heron International said “Heron Tower will set new standards for office buildings in the UK and the method of procurement that has been chosen will revolutionise the construction industry, delivering the project in a style that is warranted by the quality of the building. We have every confidence in the team that has been appointed.”

Architects for the scheme are Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF).
Structural Engineers are Arup
Cost Consultants are Davis Langdon
Building Services Consultants are Foreman Roberts
Vertical Transportation Consultants are Lerch Bates & Associates
Project Managers are Mace