240 Blackfriars Road, Southwark Building London, AHMM Architecture, Design, Image

240 Blackfriars Road London :

Southwark Tower Building, England: Skyscraper – design by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects

1 May 2013

240 Blackfriars

Design: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects (AHMM)

View from the north, the principal view as it faces the road junction and traffic coming across the Thames, the key feature is a chamfer progressively sliced off the angled facade as it goes up the building:
240 Blackfriars Road London
photo © Adrian Welch

Terminating the vista from the south end of Blackfriars Bridge is the crystalline form of this 20 storey office building wrapped in a fluid pinstripe glass skin.

View from the south, looking up at the angled corner facade:
240 Blackfriars Road London
photo © Adrian Welch

A simple extruded parallelogram has been cut away in several planes: diagonally to the north, to orientate the building towards the river; at the base, to increase public space at street level; and across the roof, to create a dynamically-shaped sky room. The building will offer 220,000 square feet of high performance office space in Southwark. Retail units will animate the widened street.

View from the east, looking onto the longer facade of the building:
240 Blackfriars Road London
photo © Adrian Welch

240 Blackfriars London – Building Information

Client: Great Portland Estates plc
Architect: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects
Completion: 2014
Cost: £61m

240 Blackfriars design : Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects

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Location: 240 Blackfriars, London, England, UK

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