South Bank Tower

Elevating Urban Living at Southbank Tower

Southbank Tower, standing tall at 41 storeys, is a symbol of inspired urban living in London’s Southwark district. The transformation of this iconic tower, originally designed by Richard Seifert in 1972, has been a collaborative effort to create a world-class mixed-use development, enhancing the public realm and providing a unique address moments from the River Thames.

Project Transformation:

  1. Architectural Redesign:
    • Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) spearheaded a major redesign, adding 11 stories to the tower and converting upper floors into residential units.
    • Three new floors were added to the podium, and original 1970’s cores were replaced and repositioned.
    • The redesign included the creation of a new route through the scheme, doubling retail space, and adding valuable public areas along the riverfront.
  2. Sustainability Measures:
    • The new construction introduced sustainability measures, including a highly-effective heat recovery system and low-energy lighting systems.
    • Future-proofing the building with space for links to district heating and cooling schemes.

Southbank Tower’s Features:

  1. Mixed-Use Tower:
    • 199 residences, 217,000 sq.ft. of office space, and 52,000 sq. ft of retail space.
    • Private residential roof garden spanning 10,000 sq.ft and an exquisitely designed atrium.
  2. Design Collaboration:
    • Design studios, including Goddard Littlefair, Studio Ashby, Johnson Naylor, and 1508 London, played a key role in shaping the aesthetics of the tower.

The Black Edition Apartments:

  1. Interior Design Excellence:
    • Leading interior designers, Studio Ashby and Johnson Naylor, designed the Black Edition apartments.
    • Duplex and lateral apartments designed by Dara Huang of Design Haus Liberty and 1508 London.

Selo Doors played a pivotal role in enhancing the functionality and aesthetics of Southbank Tower by providing concealed metal riser doors and sliding pocket doors. The bespoke door solutions align with the tower’s commitment to a modern, space-saving, and fire-rated environment. These doors seamlessly integrate into the architectural design, offering a flush and concealed appearance while optimizing space.

Southbank Tower’s transformation is not only a testament to architectural innovation but also a reflection of collaborative efforts to create a vibrant urban living experience. Selo Doors’ contribution, through concealed metal riser doors and sliding pocket doors, adds a layer of sophistication, safety, and space optimization to this iconic development. Southbank Tower stands as a landmark in London’s skyline, representing the successful convergence of design, sustainability, and urban regeneration.


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