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Stiff + Trevillion reworks Vauxhall tower scheme

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Stiff + Trevillion has submitted revised plans for a new 37-storey mixed-use tower in Vauxhall, south London

The 28,000m² scheme replaces an earlier proposal of the same height by Stephen Davy Peter Smith Architects which featured 219 homes and 2,546m2 of commercial space.

Stiff + Trevillion’s larger development for new site development manager Alchemi Group includes 272 apartments with 4,728m2 of office space and a further 297m2 of retail space.

A total of 58 units will be designated affordable housing while other apartments in the development will qualify for the government’s Help to Buy scheme.

Planned to complete in 2020 and start on site next spring, the distinctive black and white tower will replace a series of warehouses and former light industrial buildings at 12-20 Wyvil Road.

Neighboring developments include Carey Jones Architects’ 130 metre-tall Sky Gardens and Allies and Morrison’s 74,300m2 regeneration of Keybridge House.

Other towers under construction in the rapidly emerging Vauxhall cluster include the £200 million Jenga Tower and the 58-storey One Nine Elms – both designed by KPF.

Rolfe Judd’s 737-home Sainsbury’s supermarket redevelopment – featuring three towers of 19, 28 and 37 storeys respectively – is meanwhile due to complete in late 2019.

Charlie Baxter, Alchemi managing director and co-founder commented: ‘We are thrilled to be involved in the £15 billion transformation of Vauxhall and Nine Elms. On this project we’ve worked closely with the local community, local authority and architect to improve an already consented tall building scheme that will provide grade A office space for small businesses, quality retail space and much needed private and affordable housing.

‘The development launch will coincide with the upcoming opening of the new US Embassy, new Northern Line extension, and the sharp uptake of office space by world class companies in the area - putting Vauxhall firmly on the prime central London map.’

Alchemi co-founder and creative director, Laura Marino added: ‘We had such a fantastic collaboration with Stiff + Trevillion on 55 Victoria Street and the building has been such an amazing success that it was only natural we collaborate on our next big development with them.

‘We’ve come up with a design that improves the frontage on Wyvil Road so that the access into the main residential building is inviting and well lit, and creates a new and improved route through to the arches which are being renovated by TFL.’

She continued: ‘We are also working with Camlins (who are appointed to design the Linear Park in Nine Elms) to design the landscaping, including private and communal amenity spaces and a children’s play area, to ensure that the public realm is the best it can be.’

Project data

Vauxhall

Vauxhall

Stiff + Trevillion tower proposal for 12-20 Wyvil Road

Location: 12-20 Wyvil Road, Vauxhall
Type of project: Mixed-use
Client: Alchemi Group
Architect: Stiff + Trevillion
Landscape architect: Camlins
Planning consultant: DP9
Structural engineer: Mason Navarro Pledge
M&E consultant: Hurley Palmer Flatt
Quantity surveyor: Gardiner & Theobald
Planning supervisor: Dp9
Lighting consultant: n/a
Main contractor: to be appointed
Funding: Private investor
Tender date: demolition October 2016, main contract November 2016
Start on site date: March 2017
Completion date: September 2020
Contract duration: 3 years
Gross internal floor area: 28,000m²
Form of contract and/or procurement: D&B
Total cost: TBC

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