The £25m scheme, designed for Barratt West London by Assael Architecture, occupies the former Glaxo car park, and will provide a 100 bed apart-hotel, 74 private residential apartments and a viewing gallery.
The design for the 25 storey ‘double skinned’ tower provides a landmark building facing the M4. The oval plan shape derives from extensive wind tunnel testing, with the double skin responding to the harsh environment adjacent to the motorway.
The top of the tower provides an elegant fading of the double skin, say the architects, topped by the public viewing gallery. The cladding incorporates a vertical light feature which wil be the
tallest in Europe when built.