Owen Street Towers
Contractor Renaker Build Ltd
Four residential towers providing ca. 1500 apartments and exclusive penthouses, some featuring private winter gardens. The scheme will incorporate high end residents' facilities as 25m swimming pool, indoor tennis court, 1,900 sq ft gymnasium, Leisure Suite, dedicated resident’s lounges and relaxation areas. There will also be a “Residents Only” rooftop garden with private bar and catering facilities.
The main tower, at more than 200m in height, will be the tallest building in the UK outside London and only second tallest building behind the Shard.
The developments design is visually very green due to the large amount of landscaped public space and residents gardens. Renaker Build Ltd plans to continue this environmental focus with eco-friendly solutions such as biomass technology, solar energy and the re-introduction of the ground source heat pump.
Structural silicone unitised glazed system
Glazed and spandrel units with inwards opening vent and external perforated aluminium sheet
SimpsonHaugh and Partners
Since the practice was founded by Rachel Haugh and Ian Simpson in 1987, it has compiled an impressive portfolio of award-winng projects. It originated from a shared belief in the power of high quality design to lead the regeneration of post-industrial cities and initiate new contemporary architectural identities. Main themes are urban renewal, sustainability and desigh excellence with the aim of designing buildings and spaces that would be appropriate, inspirational and beautiful. While the success of its completed work and growing reputation for design integrity has allowed the practice to expand, Rachel and Ian remain personally involved in each project. Consequently, the inspiration in design and the attention to detail in construction that have stimulated the achievements of the practice so far will continue to guide its schemes in the future.