St George wins Gold at National House Building Council Awards

8th June 2011

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St George South London is delighted to announce Project Director, Marcus Blake has received, 'National Winner' for 'Best Site Category' for The Tower, One St George Wharf at the prestigious NHBC Health and Safety Awards.

The NHBC Health and Safety Awards celebrate the achievements of those individuals who have demonstrated effective leadership, creativity and innovation in overcoming varying challenges that arise on their construction sites.
Mark Griffiths, Managing Director of St George South London, commented: "We are pleased that Marcus has received this prestigious award in recognition for the work achieved at The Tower, One St George Wharf development. St George remains committed to building high quality developments where the safety of the staff and general public is of paramount importance."

Simon Mantle, NHBC Group Health and Safety Policy Manager, said: "With a challenging economic climate continuing and many site managers feeling pressured to finish projects to tighter timeframes and budgets, the NHBC Health and Safety Awards assess the importance house builders place on the protection of their operatives and the general public and the effectiveness of their measures for keeping people safe. Our winning entries clearly show that health and safety is now well established as a fundamental area of serious consideration during the UK home building process. On behalf of the NHBC, I congratulate Marcus on winning this award."

London will soon be home to one of the tallest residential towers in Europe. At 50 storeys high and crowned by a stunning triplex penthouse, The Tower will set a new standard of luxury for the capital's South Bank, which has generated interest from high net-worth buyers across the world.

Rising 594ft (180m) into the sky, The Tower will feature 223 highly specified riverside homes, providing one, two and three bedroom apartments, through to two exclusive duplex penthouses and one unique triplex penthouse.

St George Wharf, London's riverside destination, benefits from excellent transport links with close proximity to international airports.  There are a variety of shops, bars and restaurants on the scheme, which is opposite Pimlico and perfectly located for easy access to the best of London culture and entertainment in the nearby West End.

As well as being one of the most exclusive residencies in London, The Tower is also one of the most environmentally sustainable buildings of its type. It will feature a series of green initiatives such as a wind-turbine on its roof and the use of the water from the London Aquifer to provide heat and cooling. Through a sophisticated glazing system, The Tower will use just 30 per cent of the gas or electricity energy of a comparable building, while reducing carbon dioxide emissions by between 30 and 60 per cent.

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