Designs by WilkinsonEyre Architects and Brisac Gonzalez for a development near to Blackfriars Bridge - including two towers of 32 and 52 storeys - are set to be submitted for planning.
Developer Black Pearl recently went out to consultation on the proposals, which would see hotel, office, retail and housing uses created on the site, along with new public space.
The application, near to the south bank of the river, would add more tall builidngs to the developing cluster in the area, including the under-construction One Blackfriars tower by Simpson Haugh.
Consultation documents released by the developer said: ‘The overall massing approach to the site strengthens the emerging new cluster of consented tall buildings, focused on the intersection of Blackfriars Road and Stamford Street.
‘The taller elements have been placed both to address the central space, and to be located on the main arterial roads.’
Wilkinson Eyre is the site masterplanner and lead architect on the site, and has designed the 52 storey, 178m residential tower which will face onto Stamford Street.
The plans show a slender building which is sculpted to appear as a series of stacked blocks. Retail units will be housed on the ground floor, with hotel rooms between levels one and eight.
The practice has also designed a mid-rise 548-bedroom hotel, with the main facades expressed as a regular rhythm of projecting ‘oriel windows’. In addition, a separate block will provide 64 affordable homes.
A 32-storey office block by Brisac Gonzalez is planned to provide 40,000m² of floorspace.
Black Pearl said: ‘The eastern volumes are clad in a pleated-like glass façade where the juncture of the outward folds is articulated to emphasise the vertical. To the west, the smooth glass skin incorporates deep textured metal grooves.’
A forthcoming application, if approved, would replace an existing 2009 permission for a 23 storey office and 42 storey residential tower by WilkinsonEyre.
Black Pearl Limited is a subsidiary of IGB Corporation Berhad, a Malaysian property development company.
WilkinsonEyre’s tower pictured right