The topping-out of One Crown Place has been announced!
A construction milestone delivered on schedule
Mace have delivered the final floor of the 33-storey South building following a successful construction phase throughout 2019. Mace are the main contractors at One Crown Place which will comprise 246 apartments, 15,500sqm of modern office space, and several retail facilities. There are two podiums within this architectural design that will house the apartments, a South tower and a North tower: The North building reached its full height in Autumn 2019.
What is topping out? Topping out is an exciting time in every building construction. It’s a ceremony to celebrate when the last beam is placed atop a structure during construction. An exciting time for all parties involved in each project. This project represents a complex construction challenge and we’re sure that Mace and all the teams involved are proud to see their hard work paying off.
What are the next phases of One Crown Place?
The external work is well underway to reveal the unique façade design. The finish to the skins of the podiums is going to be an exciting, eclectic mixture of materials from glass to terracotta and colourful ceramic – reflecting the colours used in the landscape paintings by John Constable.
The interior fit has also begun. The interiors of the apartments are designed by Bowler James Brindley, who are taking inspiration from industrial design and contemporary living. The design of the apartments will have a broken plan layout with steel look interior glazing systems installed to divide off various spaces. Dividing a space with internal glazing is a sophisticated way to create a private office, dining room or to separate the kitchen from the main living areas. The chic loft-style interior design will create a fresh and elegant home for the occupants of each apartment when the project is completed.
What will One Crown Place look like?
This is what One Crown Place will look like. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, this project explores the notion of old-meets-new in a charming aesthetic that reflects architectural styles seen in Hackney and the wider city. Its unique exterior will merge various styles of the surrounding cityscape, resulting in a dynamic new take on façade design. The exterior was envisaged through the creative partnership between KPF and artist Stig Evans.
The two residential towers, which developed rapidly throughout Summer 2019, were designed in a prism shape to add a new dynamic within London’s busy skyline. The prism shape was chosen to ensure the occupants of each apartment benefitted from outstanding views across the city with little interruption from neighbouring buildings.
When is One Crown Place due for completion?
During the first half of 2020, the fit-outs of the apartments will be in full force, with the hotel-fit out following shortly after. The hard work to deliver such an iconic new skyscraper for London will continue throughout 2020 with the completion goal set for Q1 2021!
Read about the construction during 2019 and the project scheme here.
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