The redevelopment of the site, originally occupied by the 1960s office building Eastbury House, delivered 40 private apartments over 27 storeys on a very constrained site between the railway viaduct and the Embankment.
The primary steel and concrete elements of the building are expressed with the three vertical elements of the scheme identified by differently coloured steel balconies.
One third of the building’s footprint is allocated to public space in the form of a four-storey plaza. The plaza has been designed to complement the height of the adjacent Rose Pub and features three levels of workplace above ground and a ground-floor café with mezzanine floor.
Merano won a RIBA National Award in 2019.
Client: St James Group | Services: Executive Architect | Size: 40 apartments | Collaborators: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners