St George Wharf
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:
- Admiral House
- Anchor House
- Aquarius House
- Armada House
- Bridge House (18 St George Wharf, SW8 2LP/Q)
- Drake House
- Ensign House (12 St George Wharf, SW8 2LU)
- Flagstaff House
- Fountain House
- Galleon House
- Hamilton House
- Hanover House (7 St George Wharf, SW8 2JA)
- Hobart House
- Jellicoe House
- Kestrel House
- Kingfisher House
- Sentinel Point
- The Tower (under construction)
St George Wharf Tower is a residential skyscraper under construction at the development. When built, it will be 181 metres (594 ft) tall with 49 storeys, making it the tallest residential building in the United Kingdom.
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.
- "London helicopter crash: Two die in Vauxhall crane accident". BBC Online. 16 January 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
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