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Height: Occupied
87.6 m / 288 ft
Height: To Tip
95.6 m / 314 ft
Height: Architectural
95.6 m / 314 ft
Canaletto Outline
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Tower GFA
21,732 m² / 233,921 ft²
# of Apartments


Official Name Canaletto
Name of Complex City Road Basin
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United Kingdom
City London
Street Address & Map 259 City Road, Islington
Postal Code EC1V 1JE
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Energy Label EPC rating in each apartment (All A and B)
Proposed 2011
Construction Start 2012
Completion 2017
Official Website Canaletto

Companies Involved

Owner Orion City Road Trustee Limited
Developer Groveworld
Design UNStudio
Architect of Record Axis Architecture
Structural Engineer
Design URS
MEP Engineer
Design Hoare Lea
Main Contractor Ardmore Ltd
Other Consultant
• Access David Bonnett Associates
• Cost Gerald Eve; EC Harris
• Energy Concept Bespoke Builder Services Ltd
Façade BuroHappold
• Interiors Johnson Naylor LLP ; des Sources; Martin Goddard
• Landscape Churchman Landscape Architects
• Lighting Lighting Design International
• Traffic SKM Colin Buchanan; SKM Colin Buchanan
• Wind RWDI; WDI Anemos Ltd
Material Supplier
• Cladding NES Solutions, Colchester
• Concrete Fibrobeton & GRC UK


Ribbons Over Islington: A Distinct Residential Tower in a Desirable London Neighborhood
30 May 2018 – Aref Lahham, Orion City Road Trustee Limited; Sander Versluis, UNStudio

Research Papers

From Block to Blob and Back Again
Nov 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue IV

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