Two separate phases at London’s Southbank Place have recently achieved topping out, marking a significant stage in the construction of the landmark development.
Buildings One Casson Square and Thirty Casson Square have reached their full height of over 105 and 127 metres above ground level respectively. The 29 and 34-storey buildings form part of five residential buildings, 530,000 sq. ft. of office space and 48,000 sq. ft. of retail, leisure and hospitality space that will form Southbank Place when completed.
Southbank Place, a joint venture between Qatari Diar and Canary Wharf Group, is arguably one of London’s best located developments. Situated between Waterloo and County Hall, with Westminster a short walk over the River Thames, residents will enjoy excellent transport links, including a new entrance into Waterloo Station on York Road, directly on Southbank Place. The development is also a stone’s throw from some of the city’s best-known attractions and landmarks, as well as theatres, art galleries and fine dining, which can all be found along the South Bank.
Designed by Squire & Partners, the buildings of Casson Square pay homage to the history of the area, aptly named after the British architect, and former director of the South Bank’s Festival of Britain, Sir Hugh Casson. Both towers are modern and sleek, with large glass windows offering residents some of the best views in the capital. Industry-leading interior designers, Johnson Naylor, have designed outstanding spaces that seamlessly integrate quality high-spec interiors with cool and contemporary palettes.
One and Thirty Casson Square comprise a crisp concrete facade, detailed with bronze inlaid fluting at the colonnaded base. As the building rises, the detail and structure become lighter, culminating in the dramatic four storey glazed lantern at the penthouse levels. A series of projecting balconies and bespoke bronze finishes, including a delicate mesh interlayer on openable windows, enrich the facade.
The first building to launch at Southbank Place, One Casson Square comprises 213 one, two and three-bedroom apartments, including spectacular upper level penthouses. Thirty Casson Square is located next door and will house 166 beautifully-designed studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses. Both buildings are positioned around a new public piazza, which will feature new boutique cafés and bars as well as outstanding restaurants for both residents and the public to enjoy.
Richard Oakes, Sales & Marketing Director, Europe, Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company commented:
“The topping-out of these two residential buildings marks a momentous occasion for Southbank Place and the construction programme. The teams involved with the projects, at every level, have put in a tremendous amount of hard-work and effort into reaching this stage.”
Brian De’ath, Director of Residential Sales at Canary Wharf Group, added;
“Southbank Place speaks for itself; the combination of striking interior and exterior designs, the location, views and amenities have resulted in some truly unique central London homes. When finished, both One and Thirty Casson Square will become two of London’s finest residential addresses.”
Purchasers at Southbank Place will also benefit from the highest quality of living, with access to the 1,700 sq. ft. residents-only amenities floor, which will include his and hers steam and sauna rooms, a gymnasium, a 25-metre swimming pool, treatment rooms, wet room and gym classes. Residents will also be able to make use of an outdoor terrace and residents’ lounge, ideal for social gatherings and business meetings alike.