The concrete core of Building 7 rises above its neighbours at Chiswick Park, west London.

It is the 12th and final phase of the masterplan for the 13ha business park, designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. Contractor Lend Lease/Stanhope has festooned the core with colourful stencilled images of wildlife to alleviate the grey expanse of concrete. The building will eventually offer 31,000 sq m of workspace across 12 floors and is tallest structure within the development, notable for its extensive use of standardised off-site construction techniques. Completion is expected at the end of 2014.

By Gareth Gardner / Photography + Journalism /