- Location London, United Kingdom
- Size 46,000 m²
- Client Royal London
- Year 2019
This development includes 242 high-quality residential units together with retail and leisure space set around a landscaped central garden inspired by the traditional London square.
It will significantly improve public access and connectivity to the riverfront through an expanded footpath and includes active facades that will feature restaurants, cafes, retail space and entrance lobbies opening out into the public realm at ground level.
The building has been designed to respond to its setting, assuming a smaller scale as it moves away from the river towards the north. It features articulated facades that vary in appearance to reflect the areas they face: riverfront, bridge, retail corner or residential neighbourhood.
Stepped attic storeys are of differing heights to help further attenuate the building's scale and add visual interest to the design, with planted roof terraces offering residents dramatic views across the river and the city.
Hopkins were granted planning approval for the project in early 2014.