One Blackfriars
One Blackfriars
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One Blackfriars

May 21, 2020In Blog, Lifestyle

One Blackfriars is a mixed-use development at No. 1 Blackfriars Road in Bankside, London. It is informally known as The Vase or The Boomerang due to its shape.

The building is an awe-inspiring sculpture looking down on the River Thames, the 170-metre high tower with 274 apartments is ideally placed to embrace London’s rich cultural life on the South Bank. With sweeping views across the city and built to a unique design by award-winning SimpsonHaugh Architects. The project has absorbed 15 years of Simpson’s life. He had to make serious changes to the design when English Heritage pointed out that it blocked the view of St Paul’s from a heritage bridge in St James’s Park.

There are two more buildings on site: the podium houses shops, restaurants and resident leisure facilities, including swimming pool, spa, gym and cinema, while the other is the 161-bedroom Bankside Hotel. All three buildings encircle a public plaza at ground level allowing everyone to experience this special and vibrant place.

It’s designed to be warm all year round. That’s if you can afford to bag a One Blackfriars pad. Prices start from £1.15 million for a one-bedroom studio, £2.33 million for a two-bedroom apartment, while a three-bedroom home goes for £4.64 million. The Kensington Suite, which will cover almost 6,000 sq ft on the 43rd floor, is priced at £23 million.

“It’s an elegant directional shape which has movement because it’s on the river and a very busy artery”

Ian Simpson, architect.

Love or hate the design, each new skyscraper creates a previously unseen perspective of the capital and One Blackfriars is no exception, providing a unique vantage point over the Houses of Parliament, the City, Canary Wharf and across south London. And the reverse view, as Londoners look up at the Vase itself, will be pretty spectacular, too.


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Below an interior design for a 1 bedroom apartment, designed by Gerard Puxhe.
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