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Tuesday22 August 2017

Alison Brooks makes high-rise debut in capital

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Work is part of huge Greenwich Peninsula scheme

The first high-rise scheme in London by Alison Brooks Architects has been given planning.

The four-tower project is part of Knight Dragon’s Greenwich Peninsula development which last month signed up Spanish star architect Santiago Calatrava to carry out work at the £1 billion scheme.

Greenwich council has given the OK to a cluster which the architect said will see four buildings emerge as if from a single block.

The two taller towers – 28 and 17 storeys – will be on the south west of the site, while two lower buildings of 12 and 5 storeys are located to the north east.

 

Alison Brooks Greenwich

The tallest tower will be 28 storeys

 

In all, 400 residential units will be built across the towers with commercial and leisure space at the ground floor.

The practice said the metal lattice expression of the towers and their tapering forms were inspired by the industrial heritage of the local area; the gas holders and cast iron clad chimneys of Greenwich Power Station.

Brooks added: “Our intention was to create a robust, adaptable urban block with generous proportions that reinforces the Peninsula’s cosmopolitan identity.”

 

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  • Getafix

    The leaning towers of Greenwich?

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  • Yes, the tower expresses a modernistic vision of one of the most famous European landmarks, bringing a touch of class to Greenwich.

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  • SomeoneStoleMyNick

    Another Mediterranean summer in Greenwich and not a black or ethnic minority person in sight.

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  • @SomeoneStoleMyNick are you one of these PC lunatics?

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  • I thought we tore down stuff like this in the 1990s.

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  • https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7283/9262771043_c561b3bac7_b.jpg

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  • @Steve Green

    "are you one of these PC lunatics?"

    I didn't realise that properly reflecting the ethnically diverse nature of London was a form of lunacy ...

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  • SomeoneStoleMyNick

    Those towers aren't leaning enough.

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  • a building modelled in Revit using Dynamo by a Part 1 student who just figured out code for stacking floors.

    Pre-Brexit UK architecture at it's best. We need to trigger article 50 to save our profession and our country it seems.

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  • Hahahah Luna

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