London’s Islington tallest tower – In the north of the city a slender skyscraper with a height of 117 metres, the tallest tower in the borough of Islington, is finally completed. The Group of the British firms Squire and Partners and also SOM built the structure in London’s Islington. As the highest building in the borough is called “Lexicon” and intended to act as an icon. An icon for its location as part of the Regent Canal and west side of the City Road Basin.
Designed by Company Squire and Partners, the tower is 36-storey high. Later it was detailed by Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM). The structure include curved corners and also a slanted roof which cuts through the upper floors. This allow terraces for these floors.
London’s Islington tallest tower
The tower, which was designed for the property developer Mount Anvil and Clarion Housing does have following great specs:
- 146 private 1, 2 and 3 bed homes for sale
- Residents’ spa, pool and gym, as well as steam and sauna rooms
- Waterside location with canalside retail and cafés
- Parking spaces available for sale
- Located in a Zone 1 transport hub
35 per cent are considered as affordable (which is difficult to find in expensive London). Included in the building is a five story penthouse by size of 405 square meter. Also the penthouse offers 360 degree views from all floors.
On the ground floor of the building are Shops and also restaurants located. Accompanied by a pair of low rise apartment buildings. They are set around a landscaped public courtyard.
After finishing the planning, the company SOM designed the light looking curtain of glass wall. This allows to have unobstructed views of London’s skyline and add to the project’s sustainability credentials. The system features glass channels set within a ventilated cavity to allow floor-to-ceiling glazing.
Apartments which are located facing the City Road Basin in the low-rise development also have generous balconies that provide views over the water.
Currently in the Pipeline of new buildings are several hundred new towers for London. It has attracted considerable criticism that the number is so great. The city’s residents calling for height caps and no-build zones.
The great Photography is made by James Jones.