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The Towers


This scheme is part of a larger masterplan we developed for the site, incorporating an extremely large sporting facility. Our brief was to create a dynamic high quality ‘landmark’ development with a mix of uses including: office, retail, restaurants, hotel and high quality residential.

A landmark development needs to respond, like any development, to its immediate context as well as the wider environment, with views of the development being critical. To address these issues, and at the same time provide a viable development, we have developed a design concept comprising five compositional elements. A ‘snaking’ five storey podium building accommodating: offices, retail units and restaurants etc. encloses a large piazza providing a sense of place for the development and a peaceful environment insulating the heart of the scheme from the surrounding busy roads, train lines, as well as the proposed sports facility in the masterplan. A rotunda building is positioned at the entrance to the site, acts as ‘marker’ as well as a responding to the form of the large listed building opposite the site. Three dynamic towers, ranging in height from 35 to 50 storeys ‘grow out of’ the podium’. They accommodate office suites, hotel and apartments, crowned dramatic penthouses, all with unrivalled views across London. They provide the strong silhouette and reference for this landmark development from.


size: Mixed commercial 120,000 m², Hotel 240 rooms, Residential 1,200 apartments

value: £700 m

status: concept

client: confidential

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