Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and EPR Architects for St James
Contract value: Undisclosed
This delivers on the client’s vision of a mixed-use development of the highest architectural quality using prefabricated elements. It has a distinctive presence along Albert Embankment, making the transition in scale from historic buildings to the contemporary development to the north. It responds to constraints, including the rail line to the east, with dual-aspect apartments orientated east-west. Generous balconies on both sides maximise views and light while balcony winter gardens mitigate rail noise. Structure and horizontal/vertical circulation are elegantly expressed on the exterior; exposed concrete columns are restrained by steel bracing. Glazed stairs and lifts to the east of the building maximise the stunning views across south London.