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Vauxhall Cross Island Awarded Planning Permission

Responding to Lambeth council’s aspirations for a district centre for Vauxhall in London, the design creates a vibrant new public square adjacent to the busy rail, underground and bus interchange. The proposal also accommodates TfL’s existing plans to upgrade the traffic gyratory and bus station to provide greater accessibility and safety for all.

Comprising two towers connected by a 10-storey podium that defines its streetscape, the 42-storey (151m)   northern tower accommodates 257 apartments that includes 23 affordable homes. The 53-storey (185m) southern tower houses a 619-room hotel and office space.

Generating approximately 2,000 new jobs within a mixed-use design that includes a new public square, homes, offices, shops and a hotel, the design creates vital civic space, amenities and employment for its growing community.

In awarding planning permission, housing secretary Robert Jenrick explained he took into account inspector John Braithwaite’s report that the quality of the architecture was undeniable and the scheme outstanding in townscape terms, in addition to the number of new homes that would be provided and the improvements to Vauxhall’s public realm. 

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