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SPPARC Draw Up Quill Changes

With the filing of the planning application, proposals for a new student tower called Quill which is sited near London Bridge Station in the London borough of Southwark, are finally becoming clearer.

The biggest change that has been made to the design has been the reduction in height of the element of the tower that bounds Melior Street by 15 metres although the overall height of the tower remains unchanged from the previous proposals.

The effect of this has been to change the angle of the sloping roof-line to 62 degrees from 52 degrees making it steeper, and of course helping it relate better to the planned pointy buildings nearby including London Bridge Tower.

This angled roofline is steep enough to double as a fašade for the building with geometric curves that run up it, and even continue past the building boundary like spikes jutting up in mid-air.

Around the base of the tower, modifications have also been made opening it up further to increase public permeability so that 80% of the site is now available for public access, some of which will have landscaping including trees and a double height colonnade where the tower connects with the ground.

This has been facilitated in part by the movement of the building services and plant areas, plus the relocation of cycle storage facilities, to two basement levels that have allowed this freeing up of space.

At the same time, the amount of retail space in the project has been increased on Melior Street, St Thomas Street and Weston Street which should further animate the expanded ground areas.

The project has been designed by SPPARC Architecture for Investream as student housing to accommodate those studying primarily at Kings College in London.

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