Adamson was the Executive Architect for this mixed-use development and was responsible for coordinating a new common basement space that caters to all the new building requirements as well as the project phasing requirements.
The 2.15-hectare master plan designed by Squire and Partners replaces most of Howard Robertson’s 1961 Shell Centre complex with the exception of a 27-storey, river-facing skyscraper.
The development consists of eight buildings designed by a roster of world-renowned architects including Squire and Partners, Kohn Pedersen Fox, GRID, Patel Taylor, and Stanton Williams. Squire and Partners are also the designers for a new 23,200 sm low-rise office building in addition to the site’s tallest structures: two residential towers of 122 and 102 metres in height. The overall scheme includes 750 apartments, 46,500 sm of offices, 4,600 sm of retail and 1,900 sm of cultural and leisure uses.
The new buildings integrate with vibrant public areas, while new pedestrian routes connect nearby Waterloo Station with the South Bank of the River Thames. A ‘city square’ at the heart of the scheme provides open space and enable navigation.