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Vauxhall Sky Gardens

  • London

  • 2017

  • Contractor Mace

Residential Tower, office and retail podium

Vauxhall Sky Gardens is a landmark 36-story tower, providing a collection of apartments with enclosed gardens high above the capital, with additional offices, shops and leisure space in one of London's best connected and emerging neighbourhoods. This project is located in a new district in central London amidst Nine Elms and Battery Power Station. Nine Elms district is one of the largest regeneration projects seen in Europe and over the coming years it's being transformed into a cultural hub for arts and entertainment with new homes, offices, shops, parks, etc. One of the UK's most prestigious property awards, The Sunday Times British Home Awards has crowned Vauxhall Sky Gardens its "Best Housing Project" for the most impressive scheme of houses and/or apartments with planning consent but not more than six months into development. Elegant slender tower with a lower level six floor block, set back from the pavement line, reflecting the surrounding context. A slender design to both principal street front elements is maintained with clean lines created with flush panels, projecting fins and lightly glazing to reduce solar gain while unifying the appearance. Vertical fins have also been introduced intermittently to emphasise the verticality of the tower as well as acting as solar shading device. The glazing to the intermediate and roof top sky garden is a layer of un-tinted clear glass. Openings are situated in areas of the façade to ventilate the space. The clear un-tinted glass will also ensure that the gardens can be seen from street level.

Systems

  • SSG unitised system

Architects

CJCT Careyjones Chapmantolcher Architects

CJCT (careyjones chapmantolcher) is one of the UK’s leading Architecture & Interior Design practices. It is a young and vibrant practice with a 25 year heritage and a reputation for delivering quality, sustainable and award winning design across all building sectors. From studios in London and Leeds, experienced teams have developed long term successful partnerships with public and private sector clients, delivering creative solutions to challenging briefs. Winner of multiple awards for its innovative work in both architecture and interior design, the studios have unparalleled experience across a wide range of sectors. CJCT is dedicated to sustainable design, good business practices and is accredited under ISO9001 & ISO14001 for its Quality Assurance & Environmental Management systems. The Practice is also Constructionline, CHAS and Safe Contractor accredited and is an Investor in People in recognition of its commitment to the training & development of its talented team.