|Title:||Sky Gardens Nine Elms, London, UK|
Vauxhall Sky Gardens is a new landmark 34‑storey residential‑led development in Vauxhall. Gillespies is designing a series of internal gardens, roof podium landscapes, a major open ‘sky garden’, as well as high‑quality public realm at street-level.
The tower includes 178 private and affordable residential apartments, together with 7,700 square metres of office space and 210 square metres of retail space at ground floor level. The design of the building features striking architecture with a series of amenity floors and roof landscapes. All apartments will have their own "winter garden" or balcony and will benefit from the use of communal sky and roof gardens, to deliver year round amenity space for residents. Moreover, the building will be a new landmark that will stimulate ongoing regeneration in the area.
Once complete, the striking tower will rise to over 120m topped by a forest planted in the sky garden, less than two miles from the Houses of Parliament.
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