BFLS, London, 2010


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From south east  

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  • From south east     
  • View from West with London Eye     
  • View from south to City of London     
  • View from the east    
  • View from North with St Paul    
  • Night shot    
  • Facade detail    
  • Turbine detail    
  • Ground floor entrance lobby     
  • Reception    
  • View from 37th floor apartment    
  • Penthouse interior     
  • Penthouse duplex     
  • Penthouse staircase     
  • Penthouse living area     
  • View of penthouse kitchen area     
  • Penthouse view     
  • Daytime penthouse interior view    
  • Bathroom    
  • Seating area reception     
  • Ground floor plan    
  • Tenth floor plan    
  • Twentieth floor plan    
  • Twenty ninth floor plan    
  • Thirty seventh floor plan    
  • Thirty ninth floor plan    
  • Roof plan    
  • West, south and north elevations    
  • Initial concept sketch    
  • Environmental study    
  • Facade performance sketch    
  • Facade study    
  • Facade kit of parts    
  • Turbine axonometric view    

Residential, 148 metre high tower that contains 408 private apartments, topped with three integral wind turbines

The 43-storey tower, which is tallest residential building in central London, is the first significant development to be delivered as part of the regeneration of the Elephant & Castle.

Of the 408 apartments 98 are affordable homes, with 20 of these reserved exclusively for residents relocated from the nearby Heygate Estate.

Located in one of the Mayor of London’s Energy Action Areas, sustainability was key to the design. This is expressed clearly on the tower's exterior by three five-bladed, nine-metre diameter integrated wind turbines housed in three large circular openings at the top of the building.

The wind turbines are capable of producing 50mwh of electrical power per year, approximately eight per cent of the building’s total energy consumption.

The scheme's environmental strategy also includes a bespoke, high-performance unitised aluminium curtain wall system with a very low air permeability leakage rate, a heat recovery system, the use of low-energy light bulbs throughout all landlord areas and rainwater harvesting.


  • Begun: Dec 2007
  • Completed: Jun 2010
  • Floor area: 23,690m2
  • Sector: Residential
  • Total cost: £117M
  • Address: 4 Walworth Road, Elephant and Castle, London, SE1 6SW, United Kingdom

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