St George Wharf Tower
St George Wharf Tower
Photos by Gerard Puxhe©

St George Wharf Tower

May 28, 2020In Blog, Lifestyle

St George Wharf Tower, also known as the Vauxhall Tower, is a residential skyscraper in Vauxhall, London, and part of the St George Wharf development.

At 181 metres tall with 50 storeys, it is the eighth-tallest building in London and the tallest residential building in the United Kingdom.

The unique floor plan concept is typically divided into five apartments per floor with separating walls radiating out from the central core.

Sky gardens provide residents with a semi-external space, stepped forward from the pure circular plan; with floor-to-ceiling glazing providing staggering 360-degree views across London, creating steps in the façade that accentuate the building’s height and provide variety and interest in the detailing of the otherwise minimal cladding.

Despite its glassy appearance, the building uses significantly less energy than that of a conventional tall building. A sophisticated, ventilated cavity façade, with opening windows to reduce reliance on air conditioning, achieves significant CO2 emission savings over the building’s lifespan. Renewable energy sources are also utilized. Operable windows are provided in all habitable rooms, reducing reliance on air conditioning. A 10-meter-high vertical axis wind turbine crowns the structure, generating 27,000 kWh of energy per year, powering lighting in communal areas.

The building is divided into three distinct parts—a base that houses the communal facilities of the building including a lobby, business lounge, gym, spa and swimming pool; a middle section containing most of the apartments; and an upper section where the façade reduces in diameter to provide 360-degree terraces and a wind turbine that tops the structure.

Special stairs for the luxury lower penthouse apartments are supplied. These apartments and stairs are a mirror of each other. In one of these apartments there is a 360-degree view across London. The highest swimming pool in the city is located in this apartment.

Source: berkeleygroup.co.uk

Modern Interior designer Vauxhall

Cutting-edge interior design for a cosmopolitan lifestyle

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