The tight and complex site is located at the intersection of Seaforth Place and Spenser Street, in a potentially prime location, set back from Victoria Street. Our proposal seeks to revitalise the dilapidated site through a robust composition that unifies the sites historic values with a contemporary design intent.
The striking architectural response plays homage to the surrounding Victorian-era buildings and reflects aspects of the railway tunnels below using arched accents, whilst bringing through a modern twist, incorporating a colourful glazed facade with metal detailing.
The building consists of 18,116 sqft of offices, 4,479 sqft of residential accommodation on the top two floors and 992 sqft A1/A3 ground floor retail with bike storage and services in the basement.
The design intent is to lengthen the existing public promenade, drawing the public down Seaforth Place to a new destination city park through the permeable ground floor of the architectural scheme. Our proposals look to both produce a striking and well-designed response to this challenging site and revitalise the TFL land to the back of the site, creating a greatly improved public realm.
Client David Maxwell t/a Seaforth Place
Planning Consultant Quod
Structural Engineer Engineeria
Sustainability Consultant Envision
Architect Darling Associates
Date 2017 –