At a glance


England, Europe

Type of project



St George South London Limited

Contract type

Design & Build



Residential space in Vauxhall

Multiplex built the shell and core and completed the fit out to the private amenity areas of The Tower – One St George Wharf, located in Vauxhall, London.

Overlooking the River Thames, The Tower stands at 185 metres and is one of the tallest residential buildings in Europe. Consisting of 238 luxury apartments, business lounge, gym, swimming pool, and a penthouse apartment from 46th to 50th floor, all the apartments have breathtaking views over London. The ground and first floor gross internal area is 1,035m²; and the residential levels are 33,023.5m². The unique floor plan is based on the shape of a Catherine Wheel and is typically divided into five apartments per floor with separating walls radiating out from the central core.

The Tower has a 10 m vertical axis wind turbine installed on the roof, that will generate electricity to power the lighting in the common areas.

During design stage, Multiplex developed a number of key changes to improve the safety, aesthetics, programme and out turn costs, which included;

a unique self climbing cladding installation screen system which utilised the same needle positions as the formwork screens, that allowed the cladding installation, external inspection and clean to be undertaken from a fully enclosed working platform.

perimeter sky garden columns were designed out from each apartment resulting in cost savings and net letable area increases for the client.

Concierge, Business lounge, Screening room, a resident’s gym and spa, swimming pool overlooking the River Thames. Multiplex successfully delivered this iconic Tower on time and on budget.

  • 2013 – Gold Award - The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
  • 2013 – Gold Award - National Considerate Constructors Scheme
  • 2013 – Environment & Architectural Heritage Gold Award - Green Apple
  • 2012 – Supreme Award in the Multi Storey category - NHBC Pride in the Job awards
  • 2012 – Silver Award - National Considerate Constructors Scheme
  • 2012 – Gold award - The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
  • Architect – Broadway Malyan
  • Structural Engineer – Robert Bird & Partners
  • Services Engineer – Grontmij

Project in numbers



10 metre

tall wind turbine


luxury apartments


apartments on a typical floor plate