March 2018

(Completion currently estimated for September/October 2019)


Dear Customer’s,

Spring is in the air and on site activity is ever increasing. Good progress has been made since the last update with the excavation works in the arches complete, the ground works are 75% finished and the installation of the first lift/stair core well underway (block D eastern end). The next quarter should see all the lift/stair cores installed courtesy of a series of 24hr work packages. All steel trusses lifted into place and secured over the encapsulation. Ground works will be concluded with all arches refurbished including wall and ceiling lining’s where appropriate. Some of the initial central heating plant (CHP) will be delivered and installed. Because of the physical site constraints, Midgard currently have approximately 80 operatives on site daily but this will increase to about 300 as the structure rises above the encapsulation level. By the end of May, the contractors aim to have the super structure/concrete frame up to first floor level – the rest of the main structure will then go up rapidly.

Attenuation tank being prepared for the installation of the turbosider tubing.

Propping up of formworks/ concrete walls.

View of the City of London from the top of Block D.

View inside/ up the stair core Block D.

Perfect fit!

23 ton – sits on edge of encapsulation over the Docklands Light Railway line.

First of the large steel trusses, unloaded and about to be craned into situ.

Contingent from Malaysia, checking on site progress.

And five days later…



First sight of Block D core from Royal Mint Street.

Rising above the Network Rail viaducts and the encapsulation.

Lunch Break??

First core, Block D, rising – extremely close to the rail assets either side of the new structure.

Large steels being delivered to site.



Steels being lifted into position.