South Bank Tower, London, UK
The residential tower in its present form was erected on top of the ancient King’s Reach Tower which was built in 1972 with 30 storeys and a height of 111 metres according to the designs of Richard Seifert. Between 2010 and 2015 the building was completely redesigned and 11 storeys were added to it, so its total height is now 155 metres.
Glass is the main material of this extraordinary building. Every apartment is provided with floor-to-ceiling windows, penthouses even have windows spanning two storeys. The view over many London sites such as City of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Battersea Power Station, London Eye and Houses of Parliament is unique.
South Bank Tower is a majestic architectural statement following the modernistic tradition of clean lines, straightforward surfaces and translucent rooms.
Gretsch-Unitas supplied the hardware for the Projecting Top-Hung windows, hardware for heavy sashes and hinges with a load capacity of 300 kg.