One Tower Bridge is situated on one of the last great riverside sites in London. Just moments from the City it offers the ultimate in 5-star luxury living experiences in the most exciting city in the world. One Tower Bridge is a prominent site bound by the Grade I listed Tower Bridge, More London and the River Thames. Squire and Partners’ masterplan aims to create a lasting piece of the city, appropriate to the surrounding context of Potters Fields Park and the South Bank.
Defining the edge of Potters Fields Park is Cambridge House, a low horizontal building clad in strips of Catalan Gris limestone, with a double height ground floor accessing a 6,870m2 cultural space for the London Theatre Company, set to open in 2017. Sharing the same palette and set within a central landscaped courtyard is The Tower, a 20 storey slender ‘campanile’ topped by a glazed garden terrace. The Catalan Gris stone is offset with thinly detailed bronze anodised windows and chamfered recesses.
Three eleven-storey finger blocks with projecting stone balconies are positioned between landscaped gardens at the centre of the development. Two further buildings step down in scale towards Tower Bridge Road, constructed from London stock brick to relate to the adjacent Shad Thames. Interest is added with handset basket weave brickwork and a series of projecting timber balconies. With apartments starting from £1,475,000 – £14,500,000, this is the prime location in London.
ToughGlaze furnished the site with over 1,600m² of 21.5mm Low iron Toughened Laminate which was specified to ensure that the glass used within the structural balustrade did not detract from the clients view of one of the most iconic structures in the world.