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Organic Student Tower Planned In Southwark

Kings College and Investream have teamed up to redevelop Capital House, an increasingly dated office building to the immediate east of Guys Hospital in the London Borough of Southwark.

The site is currently bounded by Weston Street, St Thomas Street and Melior Street in what is fast becoming a development hotspot. Shard developer Sellar planes to build the Three Spires project just up the road whilst the Shard itself will be soon be rising a stone throw away.

The scheme has been designed by architecture firm, SPPARC Studio and will rise to 28 storeys with residential accommodation within for students - some 500 rooms in total.

The design of the project features an organically smoothed mass and a spiralling top with touches of KPFs Pinnacle and an outer shape that is dictated by the irregular boundaries of the site. The spiralling crown has seen the scheme dubbed Quill thanks to the slight resemblance to a fountain pen.

Projecting into the centre of the tower is a void that will act as a light well allowing natural light to penetrate the rooms more deeply. Strips of vertical windows will run up the walls of the tower in a similar nature to Strata whilst the corners and crown has a complex web of cladding.

The tower will be officially revealed to the public at an exhibition tomorrow and Thursday.

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