Principal Tower

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Height: Architectural 161.3 m / 529 ft
Height: Occupied 155.1 m / 509 ft
Height: To Tip 161.3 m / 529 ft
Floors Above Ground 50
Floors Below Ground 1
# of Elevators 3
Tower GFA 29,961 m² / 322,498 ft²
# of Apartments 273


Official Name Principal Tower
Name of Complex Principal Place
Other Names Principal Place Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United Kingdom
City London
Street Address & Map Shoreditch High Street, London Borough of Hackney
Postal Code E1
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Energy Label BREEAM 2011 Offices Excellent rating
Proposed 2011
Construction Start 2014
Completion 2019
Official Website Principal Tower
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Regional Ranking #149 Tallest in Europe
National Ranking #18 Tallest in United Kingdom
City Ranking #16 Tallest in London

Companies Involved

Developer Hammerson; Principal Place SARL; Concord Pacific; W1 Developments; Brookfield Properties
Design Foster + Partners
Structural Engineer
Design WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
MEP Engineer
Design Hurley Palmer Flatt
Main Contractor Multiplex
Other Consultant
• Quantity Surveyor Gardiner and Theobald
• Wind RWDI
Material Supplier
• Cladding Lindner Group
• Formwork Doka GmbH

Research Papers

Out of Thin Air: The Potential for High-Rise Housing Over Rail Lines
Jul 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue III

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