The structural solution included a reinforced concrete core located as centrally as possible whilst still being sympathetic to the architectural layouts, working in tandem with flat slabs and reinforced columns to resist significant lateral loading due to wind forces. A wind tunnel test was carried out to ensure accurate loading was used in the design, and to assess the dynamic response of the structure.
The construction sequence involved a slip-formed core with temporary support from internal slabs, with the tower crane tied to the core and floor slabs at two levels.
The scheme is currently under construction and groundworks are progressing well. The slipform core is due to commence at the end of May 2019, with floorplates following on during the summer.