Contractor sees off Mace to build 36-storey residential block in London’s Square Mile

Developer Heron today confirmed that Sir Robert McAlpine will build the £150m residential block known as The Heron.

The firm saw off Mace, as had been strongly rumoured over the past couple of months.

The firm will now start work this week on the slender 36-storey tower, providing residential space in London’s Square Mile.

Lisa Ronson, commercial director of Heron, said: “We look forward to working with Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd to bring this exclusive development to life, ensuring that the quality of the build and finish is as exceptional as the building’s unique location.”

Vince Corrigan, regional director of Sir Robert McAlpine, added: “Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd is delighted to be working with Heron International on this exciting and prestigious project.”

Completion is due in 2013.