Multiplex reaches milestone on London towers


Multiplex has reached practical completion of the first phase of a major mixed-use development in South West London. 

River Park Tower. Credit: Multiplex.

The main contractor for the One Nine Elms scheme has handed over the first 31 floors of the tallest tower in the development area, River Park Tower, to developer R&F Properties. 

One Nine Elms is at the entrance to the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area. 

The development, signed in August 2017, will have two residential towers reaching 42 and 57 storeys, with a total of 494 homes.  

There will also be a Park Hyatt Hotel, and more than 3,500 sq ft of retail space and public realm. 

Multiplex also handed over the new Park Hyatt London River Thames Residences as part of the first phase of the development, consisting of 103 apartments.  

Designed by lead architects KPF, the two towers are linked by a glazed bridge providing access to the new hotel which includes a spa, ballroom, club house restaurant and bar.  

A residential lounge and sky garden will be built on level 50 of River Park Tower. 

Among the more than 200 contractors on the job, Multiplex is supported by mechanical and electrical engineers SWECO, structural engineers AKTII, and landscape designers LDA. 

“No project of this ambition, scale and complexity can be delivered without close collaboration, effective teamwork and the support of supply chain partners that are too numerous to mention,” said Sean Banks, deputy project director at Multiplex.  

“I firmly believe that Multiplex and R&F Properties have demonstrated the efficacy of a new approach to the construction of major projects, centred on mutual respect, technical expertise and commercial pragmatism, and the result is the achievement of this significant milestone.  

“The development is now amongst London’s standout offerings, setting the standard of quality in both design and build.” 

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