Located on the west side of London’s City Road Basin, this mixed-use project features three buildings, including a striking 36-story tower that is the area’s tallest structure. The buildings are designed to have individual identities linked by a shared palette of materials and detailing.
The development contains more than 300 residences (200 private and 107 affordable units), along with desirable amenities such as a spa, residents’ lounge, retail space, and a public courtyard. A restaurant occupies the ground level and extends outside to meet the water’s edge.
The tower features an innovative curtain wall with glass channels set within a ventilated cavity to house floor-to-ceiling glass. The facade allows unimpeded views over London, while enhancing the project’s sustainability credentials. Full-width terraces line the upper levels of the tower, while a five-story, 405-square-meter penthouse offers 360-degree views across London from all levels. Apartments in the low-rise development facing City Road Basin also have generous balconies that provide views over the water.
SOM led the post-planning development of the design through construction documentation to refine and resolve technical aspects of the project, including the apartment fit out, facade design, and extended rooftop amenity space.