HISTORY in the Making

A New Beginning – Part 3 by Rebecca Lodge


in the previous two editions of The River, we have looked to the past: the history of Potters Fields Coach Park, the thinking behind Squire & Partners current designs and other plans that unfortunately were never realised. This instalment, however, looks to the arrival of One Tower Bridge. The South Bank has been a cultural hot spot for many years but the area has only recently emerged as part of the ‘Prime’ Central London property market. In October 2007, Knight Frank confirmed that London’s South Bank was fast maturing as a luxury residential market location, and for the first time it was included in their geographical definition of ‘Prime’. Jones Lang LaSalle have since followed suit by broadening their own definition of Prime by including the rapidly evolving South Bank from Nine Elms through to Tower Bridge.

Positioned on a rare and unique site, the Berkeley Homes’ luxurious new development sits between the iconic Tower Bridge and the General London Assembly – its South Bank location being just a stones throw away from a hub of fine dining, culture and the arts.

Designed by Squire & Partners, One Tower Bridge features several distinctive buildings, each inspired by their respective neighbours. Lancaster, Windsor and York Houses are predominantly brick, paying respect to Shad Thames and the heritage of the industrial wharves situated along the Thames. Tudor, Wessex and Sandringham Houses are lighter and feature more glass to create continuity with their neighbour More London.


“The sense of calm and luxury is a recurring theme

The external landscaping at one Tower Bridge is the work of award-winning landscape architect’s Murdoch Wickham. The meticulous detail of the public realm embraces the quality of the views of the Tower of London, the Shard and the City skyline and takes inspiration from the planting in Potters Fields Park. Residents can enjoy the tranquillity that comes with the private gardens, whereas the communal square and public walk-ways will create a unique permeability.


The sense of calm and luxury is a recurring theme throughout One Tower Bridge, something that is supported by the gym, complete with swimming pool, yoga studio, and other luxury spa facilities. Residents also have the added benefits of a business lounge and an urban golf facility, as well as an on-site Harrods Estate concierge in each apartment block. A Grade II listed boutique hotel is also in development at the former St Olave’s school building.

In creating One Tower Bridge, Berkeley has worked with a variety of awardwinning interior designers including Conran & Partners, United Designers and Darling Associates. Each have utilised materials of the finest quality to create highly specified and intelligently planned 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom apartments. The balconies, landscaped roof terraces and beautiful views of the river make One Tower Bridge the epitome of luxury London living.

Apartments at One Tower Bridge currently start at £1,025,000 for a 1 bedroom apartment.

One Tower Bridge Sale Lounge
(Temporary location):
The Pavilion, Empire Square,
Long Lane
t: 020 7871 0011
w: www.onetowerbridge.co.uk

Designed for life


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