Taylor Woodrow lifts 30-tonne columns into position as work starts on the construction of Frank Gehry 2008 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Frank Gehry's first project in England started taking shape this week when Taylor Woodrow lifted the first part of the architect's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion into position.

The 16m-high structure, designed and engineered in collaboration with Arup, will be anchored by four massive steel columns and is made up of large timber planks and a complex network of overlapping glass planes.

On Wednesday two cranes were used to simultaneously lift the 30-tonne columns carefully into place. These will form the principle support for the Pavilion.

The next stage of the build is the installation and assembly of the glass canopy, which will begin at the end of this week and take approximately one week to complete.