South Bank Tower, London

From Workstream Pulse, Autumn 2014

The 30-storey King's Reach Tower in Stamford Street, Southwark was completed in 1972 and occupied by publisher IPC Media until 2007. Now renamed South Bank Tower, the building is undergoing an extensive makeover that includes conversion to residential use (along with further mixed uses) and the addition of 11 more floors. The redeveloped tower will stand 155 metres high and comprise 191 apartments, with retail units around the base and the existing podium building increased in height and transformed into new office space.

Workstream has been supplying operatives to the South Bank Tower site since the beginning of the year. Skilled personnel working through Workstream include curtain wall fixing teams, traffic marshalls and CPCS operatives for Benwall Fixing and Yuanda UK, and labourers with Glasgow-based powered access specialist Skyform.