We’re working with Criterion Capital on the redevelopment of the former Brown & Root Tower.

Regular updates are also available on the Colliers Wood Tower Action Group Facebook page

Latest update

  • The conversion and extension of the tower to the north into 150 apartments is underway.
  • We’ve granted permission for a south extension to the tower for 68 apartments. We're expecting Criterion Capital to submit revised plans for the south side in early 2016.

April 2014

  • Criterion Capital tender for construction work packages was assessed.
  • There was a six-month period of negotiation over the construction and engineering details, contract costs and logistical arrangements with third parties.

Winter 2014

  • We agreed with Criterion Capital to sign off any remaining planning conditions, relating to s278 highway works, site access and crane licences.
  • Construction traffic arrangements were agreed with Transport for London (TfL) who manage the A24 High Street Colliers Wood.
  • Criterion Capital put out tenders in February 2014 for construction work packages.
  • J.J. Rhatigan prepared the building for the main construction activity which is set to launch in February 2015 and will take approximately 18 months to complete.
  • Criterion Capital paid for the s106 planning obligation which is part-funding the public realm upgrades underway through our Connecting Colliers Wood project.

October 2014

  • Contractor J.J. Rhatigan was appointed by Criterion Capital to undertake construction of the project.

Autumn – Winter 2013

  • Criterion Capital decided to proceed with delivering the development themselves as their partnership with a housing developer had ended.
  • We hosted a community design workshop in December 2013 focusing on the public space designs around the tower. At the workshop Criterion Capital gave an update on the tower development.
  • Criterion Capital let contracts for the enabling works phase to prepare the site for construction in December 2013.

June 2013

November 2012

  • Siobhan McDonagh MP organised a workshop with the community:
    Community workshop presentation
  • Phase 1 (the tower building) has progressed with the discharging of these planning conditions:
    • external materials and architectural details redesigned to include glass cladding and higher quality, contemporary design
    • car wash removed
    • site hoarding erected
    • trees removed
    • ground surveys, archaeologic surveys, noise and vibration surveys underway
    • glazing samples approved
    • design brief for the piazza started



    • Original Golfrate scheme s106 signed.
    • Planning permission finally granted.



    • New proposals developed by London Green. This was subsequently withdrawn following High Court case with Golfrate.


    • Original scheme submitted by Golfrate.
    • Planning permission was granted subject to signing an s106 agreement.