Three Sisters London, Lambeth Buildings, Architect, Project, Location, Proposal, Images

Three Sisters, London

Lambeth Architecture Development – design by David Chipperfield Architects

24 Sep 2010

Three Sisters London – Winner

David Chipperfield wins this major development, beating celebrated architects Grimshaw and Hopkins Architects. Key issues for the site include ensuring good pedestrian flow via the South Bank and Waterloo Station

The jury included Ricky Burdett and Jack Zunz.

24 Aug 2010

Three Sisters London – New Proposals

Celebrated UK architects David Chipperfield, Grimshaw and Hopkins Architects in the running to design the replacement for controversial Three Sisters project

‘Three Sisters’, Lambeth
Design: Allies and Morrison

Three Sisters Dropped

News Update 12 Oct 2009

Proposal rejected by UK Secretary of State John Denham

Three Sisters London

Surprisingly the scheme is criticised not just for its (widley discussed) effect on key London views but for the actual appearance of the three towers and also for the way they interrelate to each other.

Site owners: London & Regional and Chelsfield Partners


Three Sisters Rejected by Mayor

Halted Jul 2008 by London Mayor Boris Johnson

Three tower blocks by architects Allies & Morrison: two office buildings and a residential tower on a site that was to be cleared by demolishing the ‘unloved’ Elizabeth House office block. Originally won in competition.

Location: near the London Eye at Waterloo
Approx. cost: £1bn
Developer: P&O with Morgan Stanley Real Estate
Total apartments: 274
Nicknamed : Three Ugly Sisters

Lambeth’s planning committee were set to approve the development but Boris Johnson vetoed it in order to protect views across the city. The Public Inquiry took place in Apr 2009.

Office tower 1 : 27 storeys
Office tower 2 : 22 storeys
Residential tower : 33 storeys

Key Buildings close by: Royal Festival Hall, London County Hall, Waterloo Station

Also shortlisted for this development were Make, Foreign Office and KPF

The competition followed the decision to abandon RHWL’s proposal for the site.

Location: Waterloo, London, England, UK

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Buildings by the practice in the area

Bankside 1,2 & 3 – towers, Southwark Bridge Road, Bankside, south London
Allies & Morrison

Bankside Building
photo © Adrian Welch

Allies & Morrison office, Southwark

Allies & Morrison

Allies & Morrison office Allies & Morrison office
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