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Draper House Also known as Site 6 Tower

 

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  • Draper House was the tallest residential tower in London when it was originally completed in 1965.
  • Draper House is unusual in a number of ways with its Brutalist architecture displaying early signs of Structural Expressionism thanks to the exposed grid-frame and vertical structural steel running up the north and south sides. Also breaking the Brutalist mould is the stone panelling which is Sicilian marble, a particularly extravagant touch for a council block.
  • As with other Brutalist residential high-rises of the age such as Trellick Tower, the apartments within are arranged as maisonettes lined up on opposing sides of a central corridor with the lower level of each maisonette having its own balcony.

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Architect
London County Council Architects
Developer
London County Council

Reference Data

Reference No.
1583
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
04-03-2016
 

Building Location

Address
Newington Butts, London. SE1 6SF
Council
Southwark
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1958
Construction start date
1963
Completion date
1965
Style
Brutalist

Pinnacle Height (AGL)
77.70
Pinnacle Type
Antenna
Roof Height (AGL)
74.70

Total Floors (O.G)
25

Market Data

Primary Use
Residential
Secondary Use
Retail

Flats
133

Metres > Feet