Architects Squire & Partners have just released new images of their Vauxhall Cross plans to stand on the island site fronting both Vauxhall tube station and the St Georges Wharf scheme. A similar application was submitted in 2005 but then withdrawn in late 2007. A new application is now thought be a few months away from being filed with Lambeth Council, this time a slightly slimmed down version but still very much in keeping with the original design.
The development will involve two buildings of 41 and 31 storeys, a decrease from the original proposal of 52 storeys. However it looks like the developer will make this up by increasing the height of the smaller tower, last time it planned to rise to just 25 storeys. Within the project will be 291 residential units and 180 hotel beds as well as public skybar on the 14th storey.
It is being developed by Kylun who purchased the site from London & Regional. Kylun is a development vehicle, with financial backing from the private interests of the Chief Executive of Fal Oil Company. More information on the scheme can be found here: