UK's Lambeth Council has granted permission for construction of the Vauxhall tower project in London, which has been designed by architecture firm Stephen Davy Peter Smith Architects (SDPS).
The 37-storey tower is being developed as part of a joint project between Wyvil Road and Network Rail. It will be built on a 0.33ha site in south London.
Planned to sit in the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area, the latest scheme is aimed at replacing the existing offices and a warehouse beside the mainline railway into Waterloo Station.
The project will comprise 291 homes, 1,270m² of ground space for shops and about 1,267m² allocated for office space, in addition to range of cut-away 'sky court' amenity spaces.
A single-storey podium will connect the tower and lower six to eight-storey blocks with offices on the first and second floors. Houses will be built higher than the adjoining railway flyover.
SDPS said: "Sky courts cut into the tower's glazed elevations providing amenity and creating a lightweight facade, which contrasts with neighbouring 'solid' elements along the skyline."
Lambeth planning officers claim that the latest proposals for Vauxhall tower offer a high-quality residential environment comprising generous on-site amenity and play space.
Further, the horizontal baguettes integrated on the exterior part of the structure offers it a distinctive look, the developer claims.