The Heron is a 36 floor residential tower in London EC2.
The façade appears as a large scale mosaic, featuring panels of clear, opaque black and dark grey glass and silver anodised aluminium, all outlined with polished stainless steel.
The resulting surface is highly reflective and visually exciting. Creative architectural concepts enhance the interior spaces. Prudent positioning of supporting columns allow for fully glazed corners to the apartments, providing exceptional views.
As far as possible, the development utilises the Citigen Combined Heat and Power system for heating, cooling and hot water. This highly efficient strategy effectively reduces the carbon footprint of the development. The need for artificial cooling due to solar gain is minimised by a system of ‘brise soleil' balconies and screening on the south and west facades of the building. Carefully monitored, sustainable construction methods will lessen the impact on the local community; noise, emissions and disruption will be kept to a minimum.
- The landscaped roof garden provides residents and their guests with a peaceful refuge in a unique and tranquil setting overlooking the City.
- Private club for residents and their guests to socialise, relax, work and play. The club floor includes a stylish bar with café dining, a screening room to watch special events and the latest movies on DVD, and a private dining / meeting room with conferencing and business facilities. A private gym with facilities for personal training is located on this level.
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
The lower floors of The Heron house new, state-of-the-art facilities for the world renowned Guildhall School of Music & Drama. The custom designed building accommodates exceptional performance spaces: a 608 seat concert hall, 227 seat theatre and studio theatre in addition to space for teaching and support services. Combined with its neighbour, the Barbican Arts Centre, it is be an international cultural destination thereby enhancing the prestige of the residential tower.
The School's impressive list of alumni includes: Daniel Craig, Honor Blackman, Orlando Bloom, Sir James Galway, Jacqueline du Pré, Sir George Martin, Ewan McGregor and Bryn Terfel, to name but a few.
Source: theheron.co.uk 2013
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