Newfoundland topped out at Canary Wharf as Britain's tallest rental apartment tower
PUBLISHED: 07:00 21 November 2018
Britain's tallest rental apartment block has been topped out at Canary Wharf after reaching 60 storeys.
The 729ft Newfoundland tower has appeared on the London skyline with its transparent unique ‘diamond’ structure, joining an A-list of iconic skyscrapers such as the Shard and the Gherkin.
“Reaching the topping out point is a milestone in construction,” Vertus developers’ Alastair Mullens said.
“It’s cementing its place among some of London’s most iconic buildings.”
Construction began in 2015 with 300 piles driven into the earth, some reaching nearly 200 feet in the ground, among the deepest ever installed at Canary Wharf.
It then took 140,000sq feet of pre-cast concrete plank and 9,500 tonnes of structural steelwork to make it to 60 storeys.
The Newfoundland tower will be completed in the spring of 2020, with 636 apartments up for rent.
Its residents get a communal lounge, gym, fitness studios, private dining room, children’s play area and garden terrace—as well as their own private panoramic views.