Tall buildings need coherent strategy says UK design council

UK design council Cabe has brought together architects working on skyscrapers in south London’s Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea opportunity area, to work on a coherent tall-buildings strategy.

A meeting was held with firms bidding to build towers in the area – including Foster’s, KPF, Allies & Morrison, Squire & Partners, Rolfe Judd and Farrells – together with representatives from Cabe, the Greater London Authority and planners from Wandsworth and Lambeth councils.

An area of Vauxhall has been earmarked for a cluster of towers, with Broadway Malyan’s 180m tower for Berkeley Homes identified by the masterplan as the highest building in the group. Plans have also been approved for Carey Jones’ 36-storey Sky Gardens tower.

Design Council Cabe chairman Paul Finch said the aim of the organisation’s involvement was to improve communication and co-ordination.

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