Park Street Southwark

Location London SE1

Status Consented July 2015


Squire and Partners’ consented designs for 185 Park Street create three elegant sculptural building forms within a landscaped park setting. The development extends Tate Modern Park eastwards, and creates a counterpoint to the new Tate Modern extension to the west and the historic Globe Theatre and River Thames to the north.


The mixed-use development provides creative workspace in a ten storey building, and two residential blocks – fifteen and nineteen storeys respectively – along with extensive cultural amenity at ground and lower ground, and retail and café spaces. Designs for the residential building elements are driven by optimising their slender footprints to be adaptive and maximise amenity space and local views. A gently twisting form, combined with undulating curved terraces wrapping around the exterior, affords the buildings a considered sculptural aesthetic.


Permeability and enhanced views of local landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral, Tate Modern and Tate Modern Park were integral to the design, which reinstates the lost historic street Emerson Place, creates new pedestrian connections through the site to the River Thames, and features a continuous flow of green spaces including a central public square.


Client DV4

Development Manager Delancey

Landscape Consultants Balston Agius

Planning Consultant DP9

Structure AKTII

Services Cundall

Quantity Surveyor Gardiner & Theobald