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One of the most distinctive buildings in Wandsworth has won a major design award.

Published: 25/05/2018

Lombard Wharf in Lombard Road has a unique teardrop shape and due to subtle changes in the tower’s balconies it appears to twist upwards.

The 28 storey building, which opened last year, was built by Barratt London and designed by Patel Taylor. It features 134 apartments, 27 of which are shared ownership.
It has now been announced that the building has won the ‘home or development of outstanding architectural merit’ category in the Evening Standard’s New Homes Awards.  
Praising Barratt London for its design, judges concluded:  “This plectrum-shaped tower adds grace and rhythm to the waterfront. Wraparound balconies rotate by two degrees, enhancing an optical illusion of movement. Wandsworth planners wanted a landmark building at this twist of the Thames, next to listed Cremorne railway bridge and where a new pedestrian bridge and riverside plaza is earmarked. Unlike most riverside developments, it does not have a discernible front or back; it looks elegant from every aspect - and does not turn its back on the city. Its intriguing design softens its impact from a distance, before its boldness reveals itself as you get closer.”

Source: ​Wandsworth Council​​​