Progress on the concrete frame for the XYZ Building is now progressing at speed. XYZ is Allied London’s first concrete-framed building at Spinningfields, where all the other developments have been steel framed.

The use of concrete allows uninterrupted flat soffits, accentuating the height of the space. Where possible a modest palette of self-finished materials is being used, such as exposed concrete, anodised aluminium and timber.

The design uses a variety of different construction methods to create interest – with in-situ slabs, post tensioned slabs, jump formed concrete cores, slip formed concrete cores, precast stairs and feature board marking to the central core.