One of the tallest residential buildings in Europe, One Blackfriars is a 50-storey tower in the heart of London’s Southbank. Part of a mixed-use development that includes a podium with shops, restaurants and resident leisure facilities, and a 161-bed boutique hotel, the tower’s 274 apartments have sweeping views of the city and are designed to maximise reflection and light.
Its unique form incorporates a seamless outer glass façade which envelops a subtly coloured interior building skin. The curved outer façade is made up of 5,476 glass panels most of which were bent into shape on installation. The two façades are connected by wintergardens, accessible closed balconies.
Inhabit provided full-process façade consultant services on the project including design, specification, tender, shop drawing review and construction supervision.
ScopeFAÇADE CONSULTING + LOGISTICS
ArchitectIAN SIMPSON ARCHITECTS