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Miles Street

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Client
Downing Students

Location
London, UK

Discipline
Architecture

Sector
Student Residential

Size
841 student beds

Status
On site

solution

In close proximity to some of London’s leading colleges, this location has become a key target area for increased student residential capacity in south London. The student specialist Downing invited tp bennett to design two new towers in Miles Street, Vauxhall: one a 37-storey student tower and the other a six-storey office block.

The striking tall tower, Downing’s second in the area, has a varied configuration with 841 student rooms ranging from studios, three bed 'threedios', and en suite within five, six and seven-bedroom clusters. It will have an active frontage with a ground-floor café and reception area, as well as a sky garden.

The open-plan office building is its commercial complement. With 3,583 sqm of sustainable space, it aims to attract occupiers with flexible office space and outdoor space including a games area on the roof. The development also features a public sports facility for tenants and the wider community. Due to be delivered by 2021, the £250m development will become part of the area’s urban grain.