The Tower, One St George Wharf

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Height: Occupied
162 m / 531 ft
Height: To Tip
180.6 m / 593 ft
Height: Architectural
180.6 m / 593 ft
The Tower, One St George Wharf Outline
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
4 m/s
Tower GFA
30,342 m² / 326,599 ft²
Development GFA
170,000 m² / 1,829,865 ft²
# of Apartments
# of Parking Spaces


Official Name The Tower, One St George Wharf
Other Names The Battery, St George Tower, Vauxhall Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United Kingdom
City London
Street Address & Map Nine Elms Lane
Postal Code SW8 2LE
Building Function residential
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Concrete Encased Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Proposed 2005
Construction Start 2010
Completion 2014
Official Website The Tower, One St George Wharf
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Regional Ranking #88 Tallest in Europe
National Ranking #13 Tallest in United Kingdom
City Ranking #12 Tallest in London

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer St George PLC
Design Broadway Malyan
Structural Engineer
Design Robert Bird Group; White Young Green
MEP Engineer
Design Grontmij BGS Ingenieursozietät
Main Contractor Brookfield Multiplex; St George PLC
Other Consultant
• Acoustics Cole Jarman
• Cost AECOM; Core Five LLP
Façade Cladtech Associates
• Façade Maintenance REEF Associates Ltd
• Fire Grontmij BGS Ingenieursozietät
• Landscape Broadway Malyan
• Planning Barton Wilmore
• Vertical Transportation Grontmij BGS Ingenieursozietät
• Wind BMT Fluid Mechanics Ltd.
Material Supplier
• Cladding Yuanda
• Concrete CCL; Stephenson Group
• Construction Hoists Alimak Hek
• Elevator Mitsubishi Elevator and Escalator
• HVAC Briggs & Forrester; Hayden

About The Tower, One St George Wharf

Located on a prominent site on a sharp bend of the River Thames, the Tower is a cylindrical building providing luxury apartments. It is one of Europe’s tallest wholly residential buildings and the tallest residential tower in London. The unique floor plan concept is typically divided into five apartments per floor with separating walls radiating out from the central core. Sky gardens provide residents with a semi-external space, stepped forward from the pure circular plan; with floor-to-ceiling glazing providing staggering 360-degree views across London.

Despite its glassy appearance, the building uses significantly less energy than that of a conventional tall building. A sophisticated, ventilated cavity façade, with opening windows to reduce reliance on air conditioning, achieves significant CO2 emission savings over the building’s lifespan. Renewable energy sources are also utilized. Operable windows are provided in all habitable rooms, reducing reliance on air conditioning. A 10-meter-high vertical axis wind turbine crowns the structure, generating 27,000 kWh of energy per year, powering lighting in communal areas.

CTBUH Initiatives

London Report: Bucking a Western Trend?
Jul 2011 – Tour Report

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