Specialist wins steelwork package on the 52-storey London skyscraper

Severfield-Rowen has won the steelwork package for British Land’s prestigious ’Cheesegrater’ tower job in the City of London.

The 52-storey tower designed by architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Arup is being constructed by Laing O’Rourke.

The 610,000ft² development will feature a tapered glass façade on one side which will reveal the steel bracings combined with a complex ladder frame aimed to enhance its vertical appearance.

The base will feature a 30-metre high atrium.It is set to become one of the tallest buildings in the City of London.

Chief operating officer for Severfield-Rowen, Peter Emerson, said: ”Leadenhall Street is a significant contract award for Severfield-Rowen and will be produced across all of our four manufacturing facilities in the UK.

“The steelwork programme will commence later this year and complete during 2012.”