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  • The Balfron Tower is the architectural twin of Trellick Tower with it having come first. In doing so Goldfinger made an important architectural breakthrough of separating a building into a service tower, and an accommodation tower.
  • Like Trellick Tower the services are located separately from the main block and linked by walkways designed spatially around train carriages to create familiar dimensions.
  • The Balfron Tower was featured heavily in the film 28 Days Later where two survivors had successfully fortified it and holed up. It was only deserted when it failed to rain and they ran out of water.

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14-04-2009 > Art And Architecture - Empty Houses

03-07-2008 > New Tower Planned To Partner Balfron

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Architect
Erno Goldfinger
Renovation Architect
PRP Architects

Reference Data

Reference No.
1647
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
09-11-2010
Planning Application Number
PA/08/01132
 

Building Location

Address
St Leonard's Road, London. E14 0QT
Council
Tower Hamlets
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1963
Construction start date
1968
Completion date
1971
Renovation Date
2010
Heritage Status
Grade II
Style
Brutalist

Roof Height (AOD)
84.73
Roof Height (AGL)
82.03

Balfron Tower

Total Floors (O.G)
28

Market Data

Primary Use
Residential

Flats
146

Metres > Feet