Watford's tallest ever building has reached new heights over the last few weeks.

Once complete, the tower in Ascot Road will reach 134.5 metres and undoubtedly becoming a new landmark in the west of the town.

The construction of the 24 storey tower has continued throughout the pandemic and looks to be close to reaching its peak in height, if it hasn't done so already.

The 24 floors will be home to 135 flats with retail space on the ground floor. There is also an annex building of up to six storeys that will house 35 flats.

The new building cannot be missed by those travelling in this part of town, such as from Croxley Green, Rickmansworth, and the Holywell estate.

But despite its vast height, it is difficult to spot the tower from the town centre and even some parts of West Watford.

We took some photos this week of what the building looks like at the moment, snapping shots from the dual carriageway leading into Watford Business Park, as well as from the Morrisons car park and Bridgewater Surgeries, off Whippendell Road. These photos can be found in the gallery at the top of the article.

Along with the 24 storey building, a further four blocks are under construction, ranging from six to 10 storeys.

According to planning documents, the 485-home scheme will include at least 90 affordable homes.

The building work is being carried out by Henry Construction with privately owned property development company Orion Land purchasing the industrial site in 2014.

The major planning permission was granted by Watford Borough Council in 2017, despite more than 300 objections and a petition being submitted by locals against the plans.

Despite its size, this tower will not be the tallest building in Watford for too long.

Permission has been granted for a 25 storey building of homes and offices in Clarendon Road, with a 28 storey development approved on the site of the former Range store in St Albans Road.