Description of Merano Residences
Merano Residences is a residential development on Albert Embankment in London SE1.
The scheme has been designed by Graham Stirk of world-renowned architects Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners who have designed other iconic residential schemes in London such as One Hyde Park in Knightsbridge, Neo Bankside in Southbank, and Riverlight in Nine Elms. The St James scheme at Eastbury House will offer a high-quality mixed-use development, including 48 apartments, offices and a cafe. The building is formed of three stepped bays ranging from 14 to 28 storeys, providing a dynamic skyline of varying heights.
At the base of the building, a striking four-storey public space will be created offering a café and piazza, which will become a focus for both the general public and residents.
Interior design by Martin Goddard.
The site enjoys a unique orientation as this part of River Thames runs north-south, therefore river fronting apartments face west.
The scheme had the support of the GLA, CABE and English Heritage.
Vacant Possession was secured in June 2013 and St James started on site shortly thereafter.
Sean Ellis, Chairman for St James, a member of the Berkeley Group, said, 'Following the success of working with Graham Stirk and his team at Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners on Riverlight we were delighted to work with them again on another exciting and challenging project. Lambeth Council have provided clear guidance throughout the pre-application process and this ensured that the application was determined in just 11 weeks.
2012 August - LB Lambeth's Planning Applications Committee voted to resolve to grant planning permission for the redevelopment of Eastbury House, an 11 storey 1960's office building on Albert Embankment.
Construction commenced in summer 2013.
All apartments were sold out in 2016.
Completed in Summer 2017.
- Berkeley Group www.berkeleygroup.co.uk