St George Wharf

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An artist's impression of the finished St George Wharf.

St George Wharf is a riverside development in the London Borough of Lambeth, England, United Kingdom, located on the southern bank of the River Thames beside Vauxhall Bridge.

The 93,000 square metres (1,000,000 sq ft) mixed-use development is located between the Vauxhall Cross road junction and river, and is near Vauxhall station. The River Effra, one of the Thames' many underground tributaries, empties into the main river close-by.

The development comprises over 1,100 apartments, as well as offices, retail units and restaurants. It has twice won The Architects' Journal's 'Worst building in the world' award.

St George Wharf comprises the following blocks:

  1. Admiral House
  2. Anchor House
  3. Aquarius House
  4. Armada House
  5. Bridge House (18 St George Wharf, SW8 2LP/Q)
  6. Drake House
  7. Ensign House (12 St George Wharf, SW8 2LU)
  8. Flagstaff House
  9. Fountain House
  10. Galleon House
  11. Hamilton House
  12. Hanover House (7 St George Wharf, SW8 2JA)
  13. Hobart House
  14. Jellicoe House
  15. Kestrel House
  16. Kingfisher House
  17. Sentinel Point
  18. The Tower

St George Wharf Tower is a residential skyscraper. It is 181 metres (594 ft) tall with 49 storeys, making it the tallest residential building in the United Kingdom.

Helicopter crash[edit]

At 07:57 GMT on 16 January 2013, a helicopter collided with a crane being used in the construction of the St George Wharf Tower. The helicopter crashed in nearby Wandsworth Road, killing the pilot. One person on the ground also died, and a number of others were injured.[1]

Carbuncle Cup[edit]

In October 2006, St George Wharf was nominated and made the Building Design shortlist for the inaugural Carbuncle Cup, which was ultimately awarded to Drake Circus Shopping Centre in Plymouth.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London helicopter crash: Two die in Vauxhall crane accident". BBC Online. 16 January 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  2. ^ bdonline.co.uk. "Bottom of the barrel - Carbuncles 2006". Retrieved 2014-09-11. 

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Coordinates: 51°29′8″N 0°7′34″W / 51.48556°N 0.12611°W / 51.48556; -0.12611