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Newfoundland, Canary Wharf. London. UK

Canary Wharf Contractors Ltd
Building Construction
Project partners
Horden Cherry Lee, WSP, Adamson Associates

Newfoundland, Canary Wharf. London. UK

Full project details

Laing O’Rourke’s Expanded business is delivering the substructure, frame and core of a spectacular 60-storey residential tower covering a 67,000m2 area. 

Newfoundland will include 636 apartments (including four penthouses) gym facilities at level 2, residents’ amenity areas, a restaurant at level 1 and retail units at ground level, as well as 700 cycle spaces over two basement levels. Set on the western side of the Canary Wharf estate, the slim diamond-shaped tower is set to become a local landmark. Its striking appearance stems from the transparent diagrid structure, which has sloped, sculpted sides providing more space for residents.

3D models were used to demonstrate the sequencing of the complex roof structure for plantrooms and water tanks at the crown of the building, which allowed the steel contractors to return to site one week earlier than planned. Expanded used a bespoke dual jump-form system, designed and built in collaboration with PERI, reducing the floor cycle from 5.5 to 4.4 days, while the Laing O’Rourke Engineering Excellence Group produced a unique hollow-core design in order to meet the fire rating required. 

Concrete facts

• The team removed 20,300m3 of muck for the basement excavation
• The basement slab concrete pour took just over 12hrs
• There is a total of 7,786m3 concrete in basement
• The superstructure has 21,461m3 of concrete
• And there is 6,200m3 concrete in the building’s core