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Zaha Hadid Architects' skyscraper receive approval in Vauxhall, London

Updated: Jul 12, 2020

Following the announcement in December 2019 that there should be a public planning inquiry into whether the proposed pair of skyscraper towers called Vauxhall Cross Island, in Vauxhall should go ahead, it was reported today that approval has been granted for construction to begin.

The mixed-use proposal by Zaha Hadid Architects had received opposition from the neighboring Borough of Wandsworth over their proposed height. The land adjacent to the Vauxhall Underground station is designed to include a 618 bed hotel employing circa 500 workers, with retail space at ground floor level. There will be 210,000 square feet of office space within the podium above, which is expected to employ 1,450 workers. Including 257 apartments the two towers would be 608 and 495 feet tall with 53 and 42 storeys respectively.

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick gave approval to the £600m development. Whilst we are yet to know the planning construction programme, we'll update again as soon as it is announced.

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