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Foster Towers Approved in Vauxhall

Three Norman Foster designed mixed used towers set for the on the Albert Embankment in London have been approved by local council, Lambeth.

With the tallest rising to 85 metres and 27 floors, surrounded by two shorter buildings at 75.85 metres and 24 floors, and 40.05 metres and 13 floors respectively, they will replace the existing sixties block, Hampton House.

The scheme contains a 167 room hotel, 242 residential units, 77 of which will be affordable, and ground floor retail. There will be public landscaping around the bases of the buildings aimed at improving the ground level and breathing life into what is currently a site dominated by a sixties office building.

Fosters massed the size of the buildings to relate in terms of scale and step up from the shorter neighbouring buildings either side with the tallest tower in the middle.

The proximity to the Palace of Westminster has not been an issue in this case as although the views of the world heritage site are protected from Parliament Hill, the project has been designed so that the tallest elements will line behind the Victoria Tower and be hidden from view.

This whole area of London has proven hugely popular with buyers, something that developer, Newlands Enterprises, hopes to cash in on. Well connected to Vauxhall itself and with good views of the River Thames and the Palace of Westminster from the upper floors that will fetch a premium.

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