Multi-Tower Complex to be Part of New Riverside Neighborhood in London

Four architects are developing designs for a multi-tower mixed-use development next to the riverbank in London.
Four architects are developing designs for a multi-tower mixed-use development next to the riverbank in London.
03 September 2020, London, United Kingdom

Native Land has appointed four major international architectural practices to develop designs for four buildings within Eastern Yards, part of the £1 billion (US$1.3 billion) Bankside Yards mixed-use development, in London’s Bankside

Eastern Yards, on the former Sampson House site, makes up 550,000 square feet (51,096 square meters) of the 1.4 million square feet (130,064 square meters) Bankside Yards development, and comprises five buildings in total. The site, which was granted a new planning consent earlier this year, will include 341 homes, 70,000 square feet of workspace, approximately 1.5 acres (hectares) of public open space and 8,000 square feet (743 square meters) of cultural space.

PLP Architecture will work on designs for Building 5, the tallest building at Eastern Yards. The building will include a 5 star hospitality offering incorporating 126-bed luxury hotel and 58 associated apartments, together with full amenities and two high level restaurants with uninterrupted views of the River Thames. The hotel will be managed by a world-class operator, with amenities available to the estate and wider area. A large cultural public square and retail space will be developed at the base.

Make Architects has been instructed to develop designs for Building 4, a residential building overlooking the River Thames. The building will rise to 20 floors, comprising 74 private apartments, and a resident’s roof garden with uncompromised views of the City and St Paul’s Cathedral.

Allies and Morrison have been appointed for Building 7, comprising 184 residences, a mixture of private and affordable homes, and a retail offering at the base.

Stiff + Trevillion will develop designs for Building 9, the 8-story commercial building to the south of the site, providing forward-thinking office space, with ample outdoor spaces and terraces, attractive to SME businesses.

PLP Architecture are masterplanners for the overall Bankside Yards development. The project will open up a previously inaccessible part of central London, connecting through-routes between Bankside and the South Bank for the first time in more than 100 years across the site. The centerpiece will be 14 historic railway arches, restored to provide independent shops, restaurants, bars, cafés, and amenities, including new cultural spaces to complement the area's world-class cultural offer, including the Southbank Center and Tate Modern.   

Bankside Yards is a development by a consortium comprising Native Land, Temasek, HPL and Amcorp. The consented masterplan, comprises 1.4 million square (130,064 square meters) feet of home, office, restaurant, cultural and open space in a 5.5-acre (2.2-hectare) prime riverside location.

Construction of the first phase at Bankside Yards, known as Western Yards, started in late 2019. This includes Arbor, a 230,000 square feet (21,367 square meter) next-generation office building due to complete in 2022, a 240-home apartment building and extensive retail, restaurant and cultural space in the restored railway arches.

For more on this story, go to World Architecture News. 

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