York Square

Location London SE1

Status Consented 2014


York Place comprises two residential towers being developed as part of the Southbank Place masterplan which overlooks Jubilee Gardens, the London Eye and the River Thames.


Rising to 30 and 37 storeys respectively, the two towers are the tallest elements within Southbank Place. Designed as a pair, 1 and 2 York Place share a palette of stone, glass and bronze to express a simple structural grid within which balconies pinwheel around the facades, positioned to exploit views of the river.


Proposed decorative treatments include fluted stonework, interlaid bronze mesh within glazed panels and projecting balconies to produce highly modelled facades. The top four floors of each tower are grouped into a series of fully glazed penthouse apartments which enjoy unbroken views across London.


A triple height colonnade defines retail and restaurant uses at ground floor, whilst residents’ facilities including meeting rooms and event spaces are provided on the lower levels.


Client Braeburn Estates Limited Partnership

Construction Managers Canary Wharf Contractors

Interior Design Johnson Naylor

Services Hoare Lea

Structure WSP