Central St Giles was a mixed development situated just south of New Oxford Street, next to the Centre Point Tower. It comprised of a 15-storey residential block and a 10 storey commercial block around a central piazza. The development was designed by the Architect Renzo Piano and is distinctive for the bright multi-coloured cladding that is a feature of the completed development.
The basement was completed in stages to allow early start of the steel framed commercial building. Three slipform cores and two jump-form cores were built from basement level to a height of 55m, utilising strong control procedures and modifications to the slipform rigs and jump-form platforms, to allow works to be safely constructed below without the need for exclusion zones. The residential building was constructed with a reinforced concrete frame built through November to April and was completed two months ahead of schedule.