Principal Place

Main Contractor: Multiplex
Project Value: £8m
Commencement Date: January 2017
Duration: 83 weeks
Sector: Residential
Scope of Work: Dry lining, partitions and ceilings


Principal Tower is located in the most influential financial district in London which is merged with the fascinating creativity brought by the neighbouring Shoreditch and the innovative Tech Sub of Silicon Roundabout. The current construction works are taking place on an old industrial site consisting of a Victorian Power Station with a towering 50m chimney. During the Roman Times, this was the main exit from the City of London which generated rich history in the area. The tower joins other landmarks in the City such as “The Gherkin”, “The Cheesegrater” and the “Walkie Talkie” which all make up London’s unique Skyline.

Astins Benefit

Having undertaken several projects around the country with Multiplex, Astins were confident with the quality of work we provided to suit the build required. Being designed by Foster and Partners, Principal Tower is nothing short of elegant and unique with various design variations, which only create a positive and educational proving ground for Astins. We wanted to take responsibility of this to stand out from competitors and provide a focussed and determined design team.

Above all, as stated by Multiplex, our Inspections and Test of builds as well as the snagging processes in place are some of the “best they have seen across multiple jobs”, and as such, we were not shy to use this on Principal Tower.