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Millbank Tower Renewal

Grade II Listed River Thames Building – design by John McAslan & Partners, architects

27 Apr 2016

Millbank Tower London

Design: John McAslan & Partners architects

Millbank Tower & Complex Redevelopment

John McAslan & Partners have obtained consent for refurbishment of the Grade II listed Millbank Tower to form 207 flats as well as a 150 bedroom hotel, gardens and a new cultural facility.

Millbank Tower Renewal

The proposed conversion of the Grade II Listed Millbank Tower into residential, hotel and cultural use includes complete replacement of the innovative stainless steel and glass facades to exactly match the original materials and profiles. When finished, this distinctive London landmark will showcase the same qualities of modernity as it did in 1963 when first built.

Millbank Tower Renewal

The Millbank Tower site is particularly sensitive – directly located on the Embankment, and surrounded by conservation areas and nearby heritage landmarks including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. The building is also visible from the Parliament Square World Heritage Site, as designated by UNESCO.

Millbank Tower Renewal

John McAslan + Partners was commissioned by Basio Holdings Ltd to convert the Grade II listed Millbank Tower and Complex into high-end residential and 5-star hotel use.

Millbank Tower Renewal

The original scheme was designed by Ronald Ward + Partners for the engineering company Vickers and completed in 1963. It is one of the few London towers to be praised for its structural elegance and composition.

Millbank Tower Renewal

Millbank Tower Renewal

The proposal increases public access to the complex by providing:

– Various Food and Beverage outlets, including publicly accessible sky bar with river views on the 34th floor, as well as a new cafe on top of the podium on the third floor also with river views

– Gym and spa in the basement accessible to members

– New cultural centre at the Southern end of the building, spread over three floors

– New amphitheatre linked with the indoor cultural spaces

Millbank Tower Renewal

Millbank Tower & Complex Redevelopment – Building Information

Sector: Conservation + Heritage, Mixed-Use, Residential, Commercial
Type: High-end Mixed Use
Client: Basio Holdings Ltd
Team: AKT II, DP9, EC Harris, The Energy Practice, Hoare Lea, Aecom, Anstey Horne, Ardent, Arup, Forbes-Laird, Geoff Noble, GVA, Jacobs, Jo-Anne Nadler and Associates, Mace, Malcolm Turner, Miller Hare, Museum of London Archaeology, Nabarro, Robert Myers Associates, Savills

Source: Millbank Tower Redevelopment

Millbank Tower
Date built: 1963
Design: Ronald Ward and Partners
Millbank Tower
photo © Nick Weall
Millbank Tower

Millbank Urban Strategy

This investigation of urban initiatives to enhance the identity of the Millbank neighbourhood and Tate Britain, reinforcing the physical, social, cultural, and economic connectivity to surrounding districts and the River Thames, was carried out for Tate Britain.

Millbank urban strategy

The challenge of the Millbank Urban Strategy was to reinforce Tate Britain’s role as an important cultural destination whilst maintaining and improving the character and setting of the local neighbourhood. A fundamental part of this initiative was to reconnect Millbank with the River, overcoming the severance caused by the road and the poor quality of riverside amenities.

Millbank urban strategy proposal

The strategy responds to a variety of linked and overlapping contexts. Situated between the established urban neighbourhoods of Westminster, Vauxhall, Chelsea, Victoria and Pimlico, it is part of a wider cultural and heritage corridor that links Tate Britain to Westminster and Parliament, to the National Gallery and the West End.

Source: Millbank Urban Strategy

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John McAslan + Partners Architects, London

Location: Millbank Tower, London, England, UK

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