Aragon Tower

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Aragon Tower

Aragon Tower on the Pepys Estate in Deptford, is one of London's tallest, privately owned residential towers at 92 metres with 29 floors.[1] It contains 158 residential apartments ranging from 2 to 3 bedrooms.

History[edit]

Originally completed in 1962 (along with Eddystone Tower and Daubeny Tower on the Pepys Estate) at a height of 26 floors, Aragon Tower underwent a rebuild in 2006. Previously built and owned by the local authority, the London Borough of Lewisham, the riverside tower was sold in order to aid funding of its regeneration plans for the Pepys Estate. Completed in the summer of 2006 by Berkeley Homes (East Thames), part of the Berkeley Group Holdings plc, Aragon Tower has won numerous industry awards,[2] and its redevelopment, along with that of the Pepys Estate that it formed part of, has served as a catalyst for the regeneration of the wider Deptford area.

Designed by Sprunt Architects as part of their masterplanning and regeneration of the Pepys Estate. Aragon Tower was built by Apex Construction who used Rolfe Judd to do the working drawings. Aragon Tower represents one of the first large-scale tower block regeneration projects within London.[3] 14 Penthouse units were added to the top of Aragon Tower taking the building up to 29 storeys and cementing its position as one of the tallest residential towers in London at 92 metres. The three Barbican towers (Cromwell Tower, Lauderdale Tower and Shakespeare Tower) are higher at 123 metres, Ontario Tower is 104 metres, and other tall residential towers are under construction.

Location[edit]

It is situated on the banks of the River Thames in north Deptford, south-east London. Access to the site is provided by the nearby Thames Clipper Riverboat service from Greenland Pier, and via the tube network from Surrey Quays and Canada Water. From the higher floors, residents can see Tower Bridge, the London Eye, Canary Wharf and the Millennium Dome.

The Tower[edit]

It was featured in the BBC One documentary, The Tower: A Tale of Two Cities.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lonsdale, Sarah (13 November 2004). "Tears of the clown as his tower gets a fancy facelift". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "2006 - Berkeley Homes". www.berkeleyhomes.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-12-19. 
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  4. ^ "Television: Kathryn Flett on Paris". The Observer (London). 1 July 2007. Retrieved 2009-12-19. 

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Coordinates: 51°29′27″N 0°01′53″W / 51.4907°N 0.0315°W / 51.4907; -0.0315