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Make replaced on City road resi-tower job

Scott Brownrigg and Buckley Gray Yeoman have replaced Make on a landmark London residential scheme featuring a 39-storey residential tower, the AJ can reveal

Make won planning permission for Rocket Investments’ 302-home scheme at 145 City Road in February 2013.

It is understood Scott Brownrigg is earmarked to take over designs for the tower, with Buckley Gray Yeoman set to assume control of an associated, adjacent 10-storey building.

At the time of writing it is unclear whether the two architects will retain Make’s design proposals – which included the demolition of an old brick office building – for the site. Make’s blueprints for the tower resembled a ‘wafer’ breaking up the tower’s mottled white façade.

The scheme is one of a slew of high-rise London residential developments currently in the pipeline with at least four major high-rise projects planned or under construction in the City Road area alone – including a 36-storey residential tower at 261 City Road designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

A spokeswoman for Make confirmed the architect is no longer working on the project. She added: ‘However we wish the new architects on board the project every success in progressing the designs and overall scheme.’

Scott Brownrigg and Buckley Gray Yeoman declined to comment.

Previous story (AJ 12.02.13)

Make wins green light for City road resi-tower

Ken Shuttleworth’s practice Make has won planning permission for a 39-storey residential tower in Old Street, London

The 302-home scheme at 145 City Road for Rocket Investments is among a raft of major new high-rise housing projects currently making their way through the capital’s planning pipeline (AJ 22.11.2012).

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