One Blackfriars, 1 Blackfriars Road, SE1

The tower’s slender volume is designed to minimise the tower’s footprint and maximise the extent of the public realm at street level, whilst providing 274 apartments, 152 hotel bedrooms and six retail units. In addition to the tower, the scheme affords a six-storey hotel on Rennie Street and a three-storey retail and amenity building on the corner of Stamford Street and Blackfriars Road, all arranged around a new public realm strategy that creates three new routes and a public plaza within the block. The double-skin facade includes a subtle variation of rendering that lightens as the building extends skyward.