Progress at the Silk District: One of the Country’s Top 10 Sites

With piling now complete and the steelwork for the Silk District’s new buildings taking shape, there’s been a huge amount of progress on site in Whitechapel over summer – and we’re only just getting started. Read more below.

Construction Update

The process of piling – setting deep foundations ahead of construction work – is now complete for the Jacquard Tower, The Georgette North B1 and B3. We’re currently working to create the ground-floor-level steelwork for the Jacquard Tower, and the first floor and podium garden for The Georgette North B1 and B3. 

The concrete structures for both blocks are scheduled for completion by the end of 2019 and all three of the tower cranes required for the first phase of the project are now installed. The tallest of these cranes sits at 72.5m high and will eventually reach 78.5m.

We currently have 90 operatives working across the site, including tradespeople and apprentices who live locally.

Specialist equipment to monitor noise, dust, vibrations and the water table remains in place, and will allow us to monitor, manage and minimize our impact on the site, local residents and businesses in real time for the duration of construction works.

Raising the Bar for Considerate Construction

The Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) is an initiative that aims to improve the image of the construction industry nationwide. Sites registered with the CCS are monitored against a Code of Considerate Practice, designed to encourage best practice within the communities they work.

This week the results came back from our first site assessment where were scored an exceptional 46/50, placing us in the top ten from thousands of sites across the UK. We scored five out of five on the CCS’s key codes of considerate practice. This is the first time the CCS has recorded this in 22 years’ worth of visits.

Activities & Events

-Totally Thames Festival, now – Sept. 30th: It’s time for London’s month-long annual celebration of its river – expect wild swimming, guided mudlarking and tango lessons on a boat. Get involved! More information here

-Open House London, Sept. 22nd – 23rd: London’s city-wide celebration of its architecture offers the public free access to hundreds of usually private buildings, from historic sites to private homes. More information here.

-Old Spitalfields Market, all year round: Old Spitalfields Market is the original East London Market Place. 44 Retailers and Restaurants, 88 Market Stalls and 25 Street Food Traders under one Victorian Market Roof at the Heart of London’s Most Exciting Neighbourhood. More information here.      


If you have any questions about The Silk District or how we could help you more, please contact your personal Customer Experience Manager:

Sidhra - (Customer Experience Manager) 
Mobile 07720 200 375
Email [email protected]