NEO Bankside, designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, comprises four diamond-shaped glass and aluminium pavilions and one roadside corner block as part of the development of the Bankside area.
The vibrant mixed-use plan is located in an unrivalled location adjacent to the famous Tate Modern near the River Thames, upon historical streets that date back to medieval times. The NEO Bankside scheme is described as having quality façades with expression and depth. “The form and structure of the buildings create the controlling framework for this range of cladding types, and together form a strong visual identity to the façade” – Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. The visually striking appearance was achieved with a unique external structural bracing and a façade comprised of timber and clear glazing. RSHP removed the need for internal structural walls, thereby creating “highly flexible internal spaces”. Displaying the load-bearing structures is a characteristic of RSHP and their practice of “the demystification of services”.
External glass lifts also add a contemporary characteristic to the buildings. The five separate buildings step in height, ranging from 12 to 24 storeys and comprise of 229 residential units.
Wintech provided comprehensive façade engineering consultancy services on this remarkable project, assisting in the successful formation of the unique building skins that exhibit the structure on the outside. Carillion were awarded the role of main contractor.
Project Value: £132m