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Strata Also known as Multiplex Living Tower, Castle House and The Electric Razor

 

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  • The Castle House scheme presents an opportunity for redevelopment, identified as one of three tall building sites by London Borough of Southwark's adopted Development Framework for the regeneration of the Elephant & Castle that lie at the heart of the regeneration plans for the area.
  • The client's brief challenged the Hamiltons to develop a concept for a scheme of mixed use and tenure, including residential and retail that embraces energy efficiency and encourages the use of renewable energy sources, maximising the use of natural daylight and ventilation, targeting an EcoHomes assessment rating of excellent for the residential units.
  • The design concept embodies a sustainable approach that minimises energy requirements from the outset, whilst exploring opportunities to generate heat and electricity on site including three wind turbines and a combined heat and power plant.
  • The top 20 metres of this tower are three 9 metre diameter wind turbines housed in a self contained windfarm.
  • The turbines are contained within enclosures that form a Venturi around the plane of the blades, improving overall efficiency whilst avoiding wind noise or vibration.
  • The turbines generate sufficient electricity to light the entire building as an integral part of a low energy lighting concept.
  • The overall aerodynamic form of the building, not only ensures that the Public Realm around its base is comfortable and encourages outside activity, being protected from adverse wind effects, but also greatly improves the efficiency of the turbines at its apex.
  • In the tradition of silly skyscraper names this has been nicknamed the "electric razor" thanks to its similarity to certain razors.

News Articles

19-07-2010 > Strata Spins Into Action

27-12-2007 > Electric Razor Construction Buzzes To Life

24-01-2007 > Multilpex To Begin Work On Electric Razor

21-03-2006 > Southwark Approve New Elephant Towers

17-01-2006 > Multiplex To Show Off New London Tower

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Architect
BFLS
Developer
Castle House Developments Ltd
Lift Supplier
Schindler
Main Contractor
Brookfield Group
Planning Consultant
DP9
Services Engineer
WSP Group
Structural Engineer
WSP Group

Reference Data

Reference No.
4488
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
18-11-2011
 

Building Location

Address
Walworth Road, Elephant & Castle, London. SE1 6EE
Council
Southwark
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
2005
Construction start date
2007
Completion date
2010
Style
Futurist

Roof Height (AGL)
147.90
Top Floor Height (AGL)
127.50

Strata

Total Floors (O.G)
43
Plant Floors
2
Number of Lifts
3

Market Data

Primary Use
Residential
Secondary Use
Retail

Floorspace (sq m)
22,947.00
Flats
310
Car Parking Spaces
22

Metres > Feet