Far East Facade will construct curtain wall for 37-storey London tower

Elephant&Castle St Mary's Squire and Partners and Lend Lease

Chinese cladding firm Far East Facade has won its first skyscraper job to design and supply curtain walling for the 37-storey ‘One the Elephant’ tower in south London.

Far East Facade – part of Far East Global, which worked on the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai – entered the UK market in 2011.

It won its first contract in March this year from contractor Bouygues to supply curtain walling at low-rise 71 Queen Victoria Street in London.

Squire and Partners-designed One the Elephant is the centrepiece of Lend Lease’s massive regeneration of the Elephant & Castle area of London.

Managing director of Far East Facade, Peter Walker, said: “One the Elephant is a fantastic opportunity to further demonstrate Far East Façade’s capabilities in the UK market.

“We are thrilled to be an integral part of such a significant project for our client, Lend Lease,” he said.

“This is an exciting challenge for our London team, with Squire and Partner’s design including some really interesting architectural elements, as well as being a Code 4 sustainability build.”