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Stent supports Elephant & Castle revival

Stent has completed the piling work for Brookfield Construction’s latest contract, the Castle House Development.

The redevelopment in London’s Elephant & Castle, involves the construction of two buildings on the former site of Castle House, a six-storey structure belonging to the South Bank University. The project, due for completion in December 2009, is designed to be the catalyst for the regeneration of the area.

The development consists of a 42-storey tower 147 metres high, with a smaller 5-storey pavilion alongside it, which together will feature retail units and residential units including affordable housing. On top of the main tower will be three 9-metre turbines supplying enough electricity to light the entire building.

Stent, part of Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering, was subcontracted by Brookfield to construct the 37 large bearing piles, the primary support for the tower and sheet piling for the project.