Creating Principal Tower

We have created a site virtually out of thin air for a new 50-storey residential tower near Liverpool Street station by building over the main railway line, and occupants may never know that trains will be running below…

The London 2012 Olympics were key to the project. A rare two-week blockade to allow construction of the East London Line (now London Overground), vital for the transport promise for the Games, meant our design for a lightweight deck over the tracks for the pedestrianised Principal Place Plaza could become a reality. The Plaza opened the way for the Principal Place development.
Height of 50-storey Principal Tower, one of the tallest residential buildings in London
163m 163m
Number of apartments in the tower, with views across the capital
301 301
Number of rail tracks that there is room for beneath the tower
8 8