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dRMM’s Camden tower gets go-ahead

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dRMM has received planning approval for a 25-storey apartment scheme close to London’s St Pancras station - the practice’s first residential tower in the capital

The design for the Brill Place tower in Somers Town, near to the recently completed Francis Crick Institute, features two linked masses with inclined ‘scissor’ shaped roof planes.

The tower is part of Camden Council’s Community Investment Programme for Somers Town - a 15-year plan to deliver a new primary school, community facilities and affordable homes.  

The wider £40 million overhaul of the London County Council-designed estate is being masterplanned by DSDHA. Other architects on the project include Duggan Morris, Adam Khan and Hayhurst and Co (see AJ 20.10.14).

Philip Marsh, a director at dRMM, said the tower would become a ’fantastic local landmark and a symbol of rejuvenation in central Somers Town’. 

He added: ’To work alongside the other architects is fantastic because all the designs were developed in parallel so there was a lot of consultation, discussion and discourse about the emerging designs.’

Brill Place dRMM Architects Sketch by dRMM Architects

Brill Place dRMM Architects Sketch by dRMM Architects

Project data 

Client London Borough of Camden
Architect dRMM
Planning consultant Turley
Property consultant Savills
Structural engineer Booth King
Fire consultant Buro Happold 



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  • dominic cox

    the locals think it is not quality architecture - one can't help agree - but what would they know ? read here


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