One Crown Place designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox is rapidly progressing

The architectural drawings for the two residential towers at One Crown Place are becoming realised!

Crown Place, two new residential towers on Sun Street in London, has started construction. The two podiums will comprise 246 apartments all designed to reflect the charming old-meets-new design seen in Hackney and the wider city. Sat among the apartments, 15,500sqm of state-of-the-art office space and various retail space will occupy the ground floor.


Behind the design

During Summer 2019 the internal core and steel framework was completed up to levels 23 in both the North and South towers. The architectural design, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) in partnership with artist Stig Evans, boasts an abundance of character from the windows, terracotta, and colourful ceramic and glass façade. The ceramic façade has taken its inspiration from the colours in paintings from the likes of John Constable and the terracotta provides a nod to the architecture of past times.

The two residential high-rise towers have been designed with a prismatic aesthetic and a unique exterior that will offer a new dynamic among London’s skyline of glass and concrete towers. One Crown Place pushes the boundaries of high-rise architecture within London by offering a new generation of façade design. Within the early stages of the architectural design, KPF tested many angles for the prism-like towers, to ensure that the two towers maximised the views for the occupants as well as having minimal impact on the surrounding cityscape – allowing light to still penetrate onto the streets below.

Along Sun Street sit an elegant row of Georgian terraces which will be restored and integrated with the One Crown Place development. A boutique hotel and a members’ club will occupy these Georgian terrace buildings offering a sense of charm and comfort. The transformed Georgian terrace will provide 41 luxury hotel rooms.


modern restaurant renovation with bespoke steel glazingA look inside

Internally the apartments are designed with modern-day elegance, taking inspiration from chic New York loft interiors as well as cosy, warm modern homes; resulting in an industrial yet warm and glamorous interior.

The interior design of each apartment is designed by Bowler James Brindley, who found their inspiration from the local buildings of the City and East London.

The interior design is a dynamic collection of hand-picked textures, colours, and materials. Throughout many of the apartments, oak herringbone flooring will be installed which will offer a nod to the flooring present in the Georgian terraces on the original site. Marble and brickwork in the kitchens will create an industrial, rustic feel but with a modern finish.



Merging industry with interior design

A growing interior design trend is the idea of ‘broken plan’ living spaces, which are similar to open plan but with the option to divide spaces when desired. To achieve this design, many interior designers choose an internal industrial style sliding or bifolding door system. 

one crown place - luxury residential development in london with internal bifold doors with glassWithin the apartments at One Crown Place, industrial style room dividers have been chosen with graphite metalwork which complements the cabinets for the kitchens. These industrial room dividers pay tribute to the beautiful warehouses of Shoreditch, just a stone throw from these residential towers.

The industrial interior design is continued in the bathrooms with metal framed shower screens complete with reeded glass. The porcelain tiled walls further accentuate this aesthetic and contemporary bathroom mirrors and cabinetry adds the touch of modernity seen throughout the interior design. The fluted glass in the shower screens is an elegant method to create an element of privacy.

On the seventh floor of the residential development, there will be dedicated community spaces with a modern twist. There will be; communal dining areas that can also be used as a meeting room space, a contemporary living room space that can be used as an extension of the resident’s apartment, and a work hub that can be used as a space for ‘working from home. Also, on the top floor, there will be a high specification fitness studio and an expansive cinema room.


Looking forward

IQ Projects are working alongside the architect and construction team to design and install the industrial style room partitions within the broken plan kitchen and living areas in each apartment. Each room partition will be manufactured bespoke to each apartment and will be installed by hand by the IQ Projects installation team.

The construction is expected to continue at an impressive rate during 2020, check our news blog for updates throughout the year. To read more about this impressive residential development, click here.




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