Client:St George/Berkely Group
Architect:SimpsonHaugh and Partners
Structural Engineer:WSP Group
Located at the heart of London’s South Bank, One Blackfriars creates a gateway to the historic borough of Southwark. The tower rises to 50 storeys and 170 metres, making it one of the tallest residential buildings in Europe. Its shimmering facade is already transforming London's skyline. Each of its 274 homes has sweeping views of London designed to maximise reflection and light. Floor-to-ceiling windows bring daylight in and create a sense of openness and connection with the outside.
The tower’s distinctive form is emphasized by its double skin façade. The curved outer skin gives it a smooth and dynamic appearance, and is made up of 5,476 glass panels, most of which are bent into shape as they are installed. The inner façade’s coloured panels, varying from earthy colours at bottom levels to silvery shades at the top, help animate the building. Connecting the two façades are winter gardens, accessible enclosed balconies, which provide residents with extended living areas.
Blackfriars was a complex project comprising of 3 buildings. One of which is a 50-storey residential tower with jump form core. It had post tensioned RC slabs. Another a 6-storey hotel with post tensioned RC slabs and two RC cores.
Finally, the 3rd, a 2 storey leisure centre with RC slabs and three RC cores.
Building type:Flat & Apartments
Date of completion:17/03/2019
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