East Side Plaza Portsmouth

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No. 1 Gunwharf Quays
No. 1 Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, UK, colloquially known as The Lipstick, East Side Plaza Tower, or Gunwharf Tower Building seen from Haslar
Main façade of the skyscraper as seen from Haslar
East Side Plaza Portsmouth is located in Hampshire
East Side Plaza Portsmouth
Location in Portsmouth, Hampshire
Alternative names East Side Plaza Tower
The Lipstick
Gunwharf Tower Building
General information
Status Complete
Type Residential
Architectural style Postmodern
Address 1 Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Coordinates 50°47′44″N 1°06′12″W / 50.795418°N 1.103418°W / 50.795418; -1.103418Coordinates: 50°47′44″N 1°06′12″W / 50.795418°N 1.103418°W / 50.795418; -1.103418
Construction started 2005
Completed 2008
Height 101 m (331 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 26
Design and construction
Architect Broadway Malyan
Structural engineer Gifford Ltd
Main contractor Byrne Brothers
Other information
Seating type Residential
References
[1][2]

1 Gunwharf Quays, also known as East Side Plaza Tower or the Gunwharf Tower Building, is a Postmodern 101-metre (331 ft) tall residential building with 26 floors, located in Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom. It is commonly referred to as The Lipstick because of its shape, and was successfully completed in 2008.[1]

It has, at its base, a Brasserie Blanc restaurant.

The tower was the flagship of a 3-part project that consisted of The Blue Building, The Crescent and The East Size Plaza tower (No1. Gunwharf Quays). The £50m project was completed in 2010 and has been an iconic addition to the Portsmouth skyline.[2]

The building also won Best Urban Regeneration Housing Scheme in 2004, which was a government lead programme trying to encourage the redevelopment of buildings to create a sense of community.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1 Gunwharf Quays". Skyscrapernews.com. 
  2. ^ a b "East Side Plaza Gunwharf Quays Portsmouth". StrideResourcing.com. 
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