Design of a 24-storey residential and mixed use development at Aldgate, central London. The scheme includes 291 apartments (including market sector, affordable and social rented), incubator office units, commercial and retail units at ground level, basement parking and CHP plant and proposals for a new public plaza and park.
Floor area 28,000 m² (301,180 ft²)
Residential units 291
Rooftop units enjoy generous terraces and panoramic views over London. Family-oriented social and affordable units, two childrens’ play areas a rooftop garden and an adjoining park provide amenity.
A stone-clad frame, extensive glazing and a distinctive roof profile contribute to a contemporary architectural language that respects the local texture.
The development is designed to HCA Code 4 energy rating and the commercial elements to BREEAM ‘Very Good’ level, with a CHP and extensive use of photo voltaic panels at roof level.
A mix of living, work and retail uses fosters an active ‘18-hour day’ of activity in the proposed transforation of the adjoining park into a new public realm for Aldgate. A ground-level arcade provides for outdoor eating.