The tallest tower in Toon
The 83m Hadrian’s Tower occupies a very tight site in the centre of Newcastle
Newcastle’s tallest tower is currently under construction. On a logistically challenging site, main contractor Tolent is using offsite technology widely, including a unitised facade manufactured in eastern Europe. Will Mann reports.
Standing 83m, Hadrian’s Tower is set to become the tallest building in Newcastle when construction finishes next year.
Situated between St James’ Park and the main railway station, main contractor Tolent is constructing the tower for developer High Street Residential on an incredibly tight site, where neighbouring buildings are just 75mm from the new structure.
This has led the contractor, headquartered in Gateshead, to prefabricate many components, most notably the unitised facade which is being manufactured and assembled at various locations across Europe.