Firms expanded arm confirmed for concrete package on Berkeley’s 250 City Road scheme

Laing O’Rourke’s Expanded arm has been confirmed for the £40m concrete package on Berkeley’s 250 City Road towers

Designed by Foster + Partners, the project has been named City Forum and consists of 995 homes in two towers at 42-stories and 36-stories high, and forms part of a new cluster of high-rise residential and mixed-use towers on the northern fringe of the City and the borough of Islington.

Berkeley won planning from Islington Council for the towers in April 2014 under condition it started within two years of gaining consent for the scheme.

Alongside the new homes, the scheme will feature will include a 190-bed four-star hotel, 4,200m2 of office space, a gym, private 20m pool, residents lounge.

Piers Clanford, managing director at Berkeley Homes for north east London, said the Laing O’Rourke division would construct the basement and frame for the first phase of their landmark development, 250 City Road, London, EC1. He said: “Laing O’Rouke started work on site in March 2015 and are due to complete in December 2017.

“Their contract includes the substructure and superstructure concrete frame package for Phase 1 which comprises of the construction of the basement, podium slab, 5 low rise blocks and the tallest building on the development, a 42-storey tower.”