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LONDON | St. George Wharf Tower | 181m | 50 fl | T/O
St George's Wharf (Vauxhall Tower)
Architect: Broadway Malyan
Developer: St George
- If built, the Vauxhall Tower would be the tallest residential building in the UK.
- Energy efficiency is one of the Vauxhall Tower's most important aspects. The structure is topped by a wind turbine, which
will power the tower's common lighting. At the base of the tower, water will be drawn from the London Aquifer and heat pump
technology will be used to remove warmth from the water in the winter to heat the apartments. The tower will require 70%
less energy compared to a normal building and CO2 release will be between 50-65% of normal emissions. It will be triple glazed
to minimise heat loss and gain, with low ‘e’ glazing and ventilated blinds between the glazing to further reduce heat gain.
Due to the proximity of this tower to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the project had to go through a public inquiry.
A final decision was made by the Deputy Prime Minister in April 2005 and the tower was approved. Construction is finishing
on the neighouring midrises. The tower itself is the final phase in this development and is confirmed to be rising in 2008.
Last edited by desertpunk; November 12th, 2012 at 03:50 AM.
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