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Green Giant Also known as The Effra Site

 

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  • Proposed in 1979, the project was designed by Abbott Howard and featured 100 luxury apartments, 30,000 square metres of floor space for offices that Esso was interested in occupying, and a huge new gallery to house the Tate Modern's sculpture collection.
  • Environment Secretary, Michael Heseltine, vetoed plans to build this tower in Lambeth in 1981 following a public inquiry into the development. The tower by this time had been named "Green Giant" thanks to its heavy use of the colour green.
  • The site, named Effra after the underground river that joins the Thames there, spanned both the west and east sides of the south of Vauxhall Bridge with the tower planned for the eastern side and the gallery on the western side. The two were to be linked under the road into a cohesive site.
  • The Green Giant part of the Effra Site is now the site of the SIS Building, the gallery is now the location of St George Wharf.

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Architect
Abbott Howard
Developer
Regalian Properties PLC

Reference Data

Reference No.
4248
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
30-09-2014
 

Building Location

Address
Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, London. SE1
Council
Lambeth
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Cancelled
Proposal date
1979

Roof Height (AGL)
150.00

Total Floors (O.G)
30

Market Data

Primary Use
Office
Secondary Use
Residential

Flats
100

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