Watch: Timelapse video of Southbank Place construction begins
Construction of Southbank Place – the £1bn scheme next to the Shell Centre – began last week.
Foundations are being laid for the mixed-use development, by Braeburn Estates – a joint venture between Canary Wharf Group and Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company.
The Shell Tower will remain the centrepiece of the site, framed by seven other buildings for residential and business use, which will be constructed in phases from now until 2019.
As well as 800 apartments split across five buildings, two of the new buildings are being constructed for business use.
Southbank Place will also be home to 48,000 sq ft of retail outlets, restaurants and cafés.
You can see the first stages of the construction in this time lapse video below.