It will be the fourth major high-rise residential building planned or under construction on City Road, which is undergoing a mini construction boom around the newly-dubbed Silicon Roundabout district.
The 145 City Road project will see an old brick office building demolished to make way for a 39-storey apartment block, designed by architect Make.
Make’s striking design takes the form of a wafer of a dozen blades breaking up the tower’s mottled white facade.
Another 10-storey office building will stand next to the residential high-rise, which will accomodate over 300 apartments.
URS are structural engineers and GVA London Wall, the project managers.
Further up Old Street, contractor Ardmore is working on the foundations of a 29-storey residential structure for Groveworld (pictured below).
Opposite that Mount Anvil is excavating foundations for a 36-storey resi tower at 261 City Road, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Architects.
Mount Anvil is also preparing to restart an unfinished 27-storey concrete-frame eyesore known as Eagle House, which was bought from administrators when developer McCabe Builders collapsed halfway through the job.
This will stand next to Make’s creation, which will be the tallest of the tower blocks at 39 storeys.