Bold industry, bold design

  • A striking new landmark for Tech City
  • A design that reflects the area’s spirit of innovation
  • Includes significant improvements to the public realm

The tower has pushed the boundaries of design in this fast-changing area. It needed to stand out, and that has certainly been achieved.

Tom Appleton
Director, Rocket Investments

Project Details

Location London, UK
Status Planning approved
Sectors Mixed use, Office, Residential, Retail, Tall buildings,
Area 7,500m²/80,700ft²
Client Rocket Investments

An innovative design for an innovative area of London – that’s what we were aiming for with this landmark scheme in Tech City. And we achieved it. Our design – a dramatic 40-storey residential tower and 11-storey office building, plus a sweep of new public space – is a fitting contribution to the rapidly evolving neighbourhood and is set to help it develop even further.

Twelve architectural ‘blades’ of varying height create a slender, sculpted top to the residential tower, emphasising its verticality and minimising its impact on the skyline. All 302 apartments are dual-aspect with private balconies, and across the building is an extensive range of amenities, including a gym, spa, swimming pool, business centre, screening room, lounge and dedicated children’s play area.

We’ve set more than 35 percent of the footprint aside for open, publicly accessible space. This takes the form of a generous piazza between the two structures, animated by a vibrant mix of shops and cafés at the base of each.

The end product is a dynamic destination for people to live, work and socialise.