Manhattan Loft Gardens – London, England, U.K.
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Building: Manhattan Loft Gardens
Location: London, England, U.K.
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
Structural Engineer: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
Services Engineer: Hoare Lea
Construction: Bouygues UK
Completion: under construction, anticipated 2016
AE Interests: 143 m tall (469 ft) building includes 2 large cantilevers in the tower mass, 3 sky gardens, 248 residential apartments, a 150-room hotel, 42 levels, a spa, two restaurants, and a triple-height lobby. Designed with sustainability in mind, the hotel portion will earn the BREEAM “Outstanding” ranking, while the residential component of the tower will earn a Level Four ranking from the Code for Sustainable Homes. Recycled concrete and steel are to be utilized in the construction of the tower.