St. George Wharf residential complex of buildings
St. George Wharf residential complex of buildings
St George Wharf
St George Wharf

St George Wharf is a riverside development in Vauxhall, Lambeth, London, England, located on the southern bank of the River Thames beside Vauxhall Bridge. St George Wharf Pier is a calling point for London River Services riverboat RB2 and RB6 services.

The 93,000-square-metre (1,000,000 sq ft) mixed-use development is located between the Vauxhall Cross road junction and the river, and is near Vauxhall station. The River Effra, one of the Thames' many underground tributaries, empties into the river close by. This development should not be confused with the smaller St George's Wharf which is in Shad Thames, London SE1, close to Tower Bridge.

Construction

Construction of St George Wharf was carried out in phases by developers St George, part of Berkeley Group Holdings, with blocks opening between 2001 and 2010. St George Wharf Tower was the final block to be completed, opening in 2012.[1] The development comprises over 1,400 apartments, as well as offices, retail units and restaurants.[2] It was designed by the architecture practice Broadway Malyan.[3]

St George Wharf comprises the following blocks:

  1. Admiral House
  2. Anchor House
  3. Aquarius House
  4. Armada House
  5. Bridge House (18 St George Wharf, SW8 2LP/Q)
  6. Drake House
  7. Ensign House (12 St George Wharf, SW8 2LU)
  8. Flagstaff House
  9. Fountain House
  10. Galleon House
  11. Hamilton House
  12. Hanover House (7 St George Wharf, SW8 2JA)
  13. Hobart House
  14. Jellicoe House
  15. Kestrel House
  16. Kingfisher House
  17. Sentinel Point
  18. The Tower

St George Wharf Tower is a residential skyscraper. It is 181 metres (594 ft) tall with 49 storeys. It is cited as the tallest residential building in the United Kingdom, however there are 10 apartments[4] within The Shard, which is taller. Two residential towers currently under construction in London, Newfoundland Quay and Landmark Pinnacle will be taller than the Tower when completed in 2020.[5]

Helicopter crash

At 07:57 GMT on 16 January 2013, a helicopter collided with a crane being used in the construction of the St George Wharf Tower. The helicopter crashed in nearby Wandsworth Road, killing the pilot. One person on the ground also died, and a number of others were injured.[6]

Carbuncle Cup

In October 2006, St George Wharf was nominated and made the Building Design shortlist for the inaugural Carbuncle Cup, which was ultimately awarded to Drake Circus Shopping Centre in Plymouth.[7]

References

  1. ^ "St George's Wharf". e-architect. 31 March 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  2. ^ "The Apartments". My London Home. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  3. ^ "St Georges Wharf, London - Vauxhall Tower - e-architect". e-architect. 31 March 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  4. ^ "High living, low sales: Shard apartments still empty, five years on". 5 July 2017.
  5. ^ List of tallest buildings in the United Kingdom
  6. ^ "London helicopter crash: Two die in Vauxhall crane accident". BBC Online. 16 January 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  7. ^ bdonline.co.uk. "Bottom of the barrel - Carbuncles 2006". Retrieved 11 September 2014.

Coordinates: 51°29′8″N 0°7′34″W / 51.48556°N 0.12611°W / 51.48556; -0.12611