Glenn Howells Architects Unveils UK Tower Design

5 September 2010 (Last Updated September 5th, 2010 18:30)

UK-based practice Glenn Howells Architects has unveiled designs for a tower to be located on the King's Cross Central site in London. The 14-storey scheme will rise at one end to a 27-storey tower standing just over 100m tall, planned around a landscape courtyard. The neutr

UK-based practice Glenn Howells Architects has unveiled designs for a tower to be located on the King's Cross Central site in London.

The 14-storey scheme will rise at one end to a 27-storey tower standing just over 100m tall, planned around a landscape courtyard.

The neutral design features reconstituted stone panels, bronze coloured window frames and glazing, according to bdonline.co.uk.

The tower will feature 657 student bedrooms with communal amenities, and is scheduled to be completed in time for the 2013/14 academic year.

The scheme has been backed by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), which described the proposals as a valued addition.

The proposal is awaiting planning consent from Camden Council, which is expected later this year.