Carey Jones Eco Tower Gets Green Light

23 March 2010 (Last Updated March 23rd, 2010 18:30)

UK-based Carey Jones Architects has received approval for a 36-storey eco tower at Vauxhall Cross in Lambeth, London. The scheme was opposed by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), which said the rooftop gardens were appealing in principle but not meaningfu

UK-based Carey Jones Architects has received approval for a 36-storey eco tower at Vauxhall Cross in Lambeth, London.

The scheme was opposed by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), which said the rooftop gardens were appealing in principle but not meaningful or useable.

Costing £72m ($108.4m) the redesigned scheme received planning permission in 2008 and is being delivered by Fraser Projects.

The tower features three glazed gardens, situated on the ninth and 36th floors of the main tower, and on the top floor of an adjoining eight-storey building.

The number of flats has increased to 239 while affordable rooms have been reduced by 31%, according to bdonline.co.uk.

The design was originally drawn up by Amin Taha Associates with Carey Jones, but current scheme does not involve Taha.