St George has reached the construction of the 32nd floor of One Blackfriars. This floor will include a viewing lounge for the local community and businesses.
A reception to celebrate the construction milestone was attended by Councillor Peter John, elected members and officers from the London Borough of Southwark, the GLA and representatives from local businesses.
Councillor Peter John commented: "The landmark One Blackfriars tower is a fantastic addition to London's skyline and signposts the gateway to Southwark; signifying the borough's continued success and on-going regeneration.
One Blackfriars makes an important contribution to our vision for the transformation of Blackfriars Road: delivering new homes, jobs, a boutique hotel and a landscaped public piazza. I am delighted that local residents are benefitting from employment and training opportunities on the development."
Managing Director of St George PLC, Michael Bryn-Jones said: "We are delighted to be celebrating the construction of the 32nd floor of One Blackfriars, which will include the One Blackfriars Club Lounge. This unique community facility will provide spectacular views across London."
The 2,500 sq ft One Blackfriars Club Lounge will be available to local residents in SE1, community groups, local schools and colleges, businesses, residents of One Blackfriars and guests of the hotel.
Once complete, One Blackfriars will comprise 274 homes, a landscaped public piazza, a boutique hotel and new retail space. One Blackfriars has provided £29 million for affordable housing in Southwark (the last payment was made in December 2016) and has already helped deliver 75 affordable homes at the Willow Walk development in Bermondsey.
The Club Lounge will be available by pre-booking and accessed from the public piazza. It was secured through a S106 agreement and will be available in perpetuity.
Users will pay a minimal change to cover cleaning and administration, with local residents and schools paying £50 for the first hour and £30 per additional hour.
30/01/2017 23:50 by Buildington
One Blackfriars development has been shortlisted for the 2015 World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards.
One Blackfriars is one of four UK developments on a 17-strong shortlist in the Residential Future Projects category.
WAF is the world's largest annual celebration of architecture and design, and brings together more than 2,000 architects from 60 countries. The results of the WAF Awards will be announced at the World Architecture Festival, held in Singapore in November 2015.
Ross Faragher, Managing Director of St George, said: "We are delighted that the One Blackfriars has been shortlisted for this prestigious award, recognising the quality of this unique building which will soon be taking shape on the London skyline."
The 50-storey One Blackfriars tower will provide 273 new homes, a boutique-style 161-bedroom hotel to be operated by Amerimar, a landscaped piazza and retail, café and restaurant outlets.
The soaring asymmetrical tower features a dynamic double envelope façade with two distinct layers, with the outer layer taking an unusual curved form, adding an expressive new silhouette to the London skyline.
Set back from this outer layer is an inner façade which helps fresh air to circulate the building, reducing the need for further cooling systems.
The development also involves a major commitment to public space, with a new 641 sq m public piazza with gentle landscaping, seating areas, water features and a locally commissioned artwork at its heart.
Source: St George
15/07/2015 10:18 by Buildington
The main core of the 50-storey tower One Blackfriars has reached level two, and a quarter of the feature columns have been cast from levels one to three.
One Blackfriars will regenerate a 0.67 hectare vacant site directly south of Blackfriars Bridge that had been vacant and unoccupied for more than a decade.
Ross Faragher, Managing Director of St George, said: "Now that work on the superstructure is well underway, London will be able to watch as this iconic tower begins to take shape on the city skyline."
"One Blackfriars will also make a significant contribution to the Southwark economy. By this time next year over 1,000 people will be working on the construction site, and we are also making considerable investments in local training initiatives."
In February 2015, St George celebrated a construction milestone, as Laing O'Rourke completed a 3,200 sq m concrete pour at the site. This was the largest continuous concrete pour ever completed by the contractor in the UK
The form of the tower, designed by Simpson Haugh and Partners, presents a range of challenges in construction. The unusual geometry of the building means that each floor plate is different, and the smoothly curving façade with its double envelope structure is painstakingly crafted so that each pane of glass is unique.
The tower structure comprises 9,126 individual panels of glass arranged as two distinct layers, with the outer façade of 5,467 panels amounting to the area of three football pitches.
The building's unusual double skin façade provides residents with winter gardens.
On Thursday 18 June 2015, One Blackfriars participated in the London Festival of Architecture, welcoming visitors to the site in the London borough of Southwark. The London Festival of Architecture is a public event held each year at multiple venues across the city.
Once complete the One Blackfriars tower will provide 273 new homes, a boutique-style 161-bedroom hotel, retail outlets and a viewing lounge on the 32nd floor for the local community. At the heart of the development will be a new 641 sq m public piazza with gentle landscaping, water features and locally commissioned artwork.
Source: St George www.berkeleygroup.co.uk 30.06.2015
01/07/2015 11:31 by Buildington
On Saturday 7 February 2015, residential developer St George celebrated a significant milestone in the construction of One Blackfriars with a 24-hour continuous concrete pour.
Once completed in spring 2018, the iconic tower will stand at 50 storeys high and encompass approximately 57,000 tonnes of concrete structure.
At 3,200m3, this is the largest concrete pour ever completed in one sitting by contractor Laing O'Rourke, as the team took delivery of approximately 400 trucks of concrete to the site from factories in Kings Cross and Silvertown.
The newly-formed raft slab will carry the weight of the full concrete structure, distributing the weight evenly across 36 large diameter bearing piles. It is estimated that the concrete will take 56 days to achieve its specified target strength.
The overnight pour - brought forward by a week to avoid disruption to a nearby hotel over the Valentine's Day weekend - filled an excavated hole 18m deep, resulting in a raft slab up to 4.5m thick. This concrete slab will provide stability for the 170m-high tower in the face of wind resistance, creating an internal lever arm across its base and providing a large mass to anchor the form.
The design for this soaring asymmetrical tower has been created by Ian Simpson Architects and features a dynamic double envelope façade with two distinct layers. This double-skin helps fresh air to circulate the building, reducing the need for further cooling systems and giving the building an unusual curved form, adding an impressive new silhouette to the London skyline.
Michael Bryn - Jones , Managing Director, St George South London, said: "We are delighted with the ongoing building progress at One Blackfriars. This vast concrete pour marks a significant milestone in the construction of the tower and it is thrilling to see a record-breaking pour conducted at a St George site. Work will now commence apace and Londoners will be able to watch as One Blackfriars begins to take shape on the city skyline."
Source: St George www.berkeleygroup.co.uk
19/02/2015 11:32 by Buildington
New photos of One Blackfriars development!
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Spectacular show homes now open for viewing at the marketing suite. For more information please visit www.oneblackfriars.co.uk.
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