Vauxhall Sky Gardens


This mixed use development features two towers, of 35 and 8-storeys, positioned above a shared podium housing retail facilities and reception halls with a landscaped terrace above.

The taller tower has an oval floorplate with seven levels of commercial office space separated from the upper residential levels by an intermediate double height sky garden, also housing gym and fitness suite.
A further roof top sky garden is positioned at level 35. The lower tower also has a roof top garden for use of its residents and the landscaped podium terrace features a children’s play area.

Key Challenges
The double-height basement covers the full extent of the constrained site boundary with adjacent Network Rail assets demanding a rigorous approach to ground movement and monitoring of the adjacent viaduct.

To avoid structural transfers, the vertical structure is continuous throughout commercial and residential zones, with column profiles transitioning within the intermediate sky garden.

The main tower is founded on 1.5m & 1.8m diameter bored piles into Thanet sands.

Winner of the Sunday Times British Homes Awards Housing Project of 2014.

Project Value:
£65 million GBP
Year Completed:
Building Metrics:
34-storey tower
8-storey tower
Double height basement
Environmental Performance
CfSH level 3

Fraser Properties
Primary Contractor:
Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher
Robert Bird Group Services:
Structural Engineering Design
Civil Engineering Design

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