- Location London, UK
- Status Planning approved
- Service Architecture
- Sectors Residential, Tall buildings, Workplace
- Area 7,500m²/80,700ft²
- Client Rocket Investments
An innovative design for an innovative area of London – that’s what we were aiming for with this landmark scheme in Tech City. And we achieved it. Our design – a dramatic 40-storey residential tower and 11-storey office building, plus a sweep of new public space – is a fitting contribution to the rapidly evolving neighbourhood and is set to help it develop even further.
Twelve architectural ‘blades’ of varying height create a slender, sculpted top to the residential tower, emphasising its verticality and minimising its impact on the skyline. All 302 apartments are dual-aspect with private balconies, and across the building is an extensive range of amenities, including a gym, spa, swimming pool, business centre, screening room, lounge and dedicated children’s play area.
We’ve set more than 35% of the footprint aside for open, publicly accessible space. This takes the form of a generous piazza between the two structures, animated by a vibrant mix of shops and cafés at the base of each.
The end product is a dynamic destination for people to live, work and socialise.
The residential tower and office building are complemented by a series of attractive public spaces that introduce pedestrian access through the site.
The tower has pushed the boundaries of design in this fast-changing area. It needed to stand out, and that has certainly been achieved.
The scheme creates a valuable mix of residential, commercial and business accommodation that will establish an exciting new destination in Shoreditch.