Lombard Wharf, a residential tower with an elegantly twisting sculptural form designed by architects Patel Taylor, has been granted planning permission. Work can now begin to construct this distinctive new addition to the Thames waterside.
An example of outstanding architecture, Lombard Wharf will make a positive and dynamic contribution to the capital’s skyline. The building’s unusual ‘plectrum’ form, both marks and guides pedestrians to the riverfront, through a new landscaped public plaza and waterfront promenade.
Extending over 28 storeys in order to maximise the slender character of the building, Lombard Wharf’s unusual ‘stacked’ form conceals three traditional tier elements, a base, a middle and top.
The ground floor and mezzanine level comprise the base. An impressive double-height glazed residential lobby, with neighbouring retail element to the west, spills out onto a generous new public plaza at ground level, maximising visual links to the river. The mezzanine level contains a second floor to the retail unit together with a gym for residents, staff facilities and management welfare facilities.