259 City Road

Fred Pilbrow led the team at PLP invited to collaborate with UNStudio on the design of a new residential tower at 259 City Road. The scheme received planning consent in 2011. This is a project of PLP Architecture.

Date
2010 - Present

Construction Cost
£ 50 million

Client
Orion Capital Managers

Location
City of London, UK

Gross Floor Area
10 800 m2

Status
Planning Approval Granted 2013

The collaboration was suggested by developers Orion who liked aspects of both competition submissions made by the two practices. Ben van Berkel’s elevational approach suggested clustering adjacent residential floors within a series of anodised aluminium supergrids.