Today Barratt London hosted a topping out ceremony at Nine Elms Point. This marks the end of major construction work on Haydn Tower.
Cllr Paul McGlone, Deputy Leader of Investment and Partnerships at Lambeth Council, was presented with a silver trowel and laid the “final plinth” to signify completion of the external building, which stands at approximately 95 meters above ground level.
Councillor Paul McGlone, Deputy Leader of Investment and Partnerships at Lambeth Council, said:
“It was a pleasure to attend the topping out of Haydn Tower at Nine Elms Point, part of the exciting Vauxhall Nine Elms development. This will create a new district at the heart of London.
“It was particularly great to meet local residents who have been involved in the project since the beginning to see the benefits that they and their neighbours will receive as a result, which includes the local apprenticeships and jobs that we’ve worked with Barratt’s to ensure are provided as part of the construction project and afterwards, alongside improved transport links, affordable housing, green space and new retail sites.”
The 28-storey building, which is due to be completed in October, is a focal point of the wider Nine Elms scheme, positioned directly between the future Nine Elms Underground station and Nine Elms Park, an 11-acre public green space running from Vauxhall to Battersea.
Beginning work in February 2014, Barratt London has delivered 222 of their 647 new homes at Nine Elms Point, 52 of which are shared ownership, and built a flagship Sainsbury’s superstore on Wandsworth Road.
The Chair of a Lambeth Residents’ Association has commended Barratt London for “bringing together the local community” outside their Nine Elms Point development on Wandsworth Road.
Simon Garrett, Operations Director for Barratt London, said:
“We are very proud to be such a prominent feature of the Nine Elms regeneration scheme, which will soon be an important area for culture, business, design and community in our city – and one that importantly provides us with an additional 20,000 homes.”
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