About
Southbank
Place

The Vision

“Our vision is to create a location where residents feel they have Truly arrived”

This location is an exciting opportunity to shape a vibrant new quarter; one that responds to its context and neighbouring developments to create a world-class place to visit, work and live. Squire and Partners have masterplanned the site and will be working alongside Stanton Williams, GRID, Patel Taylor and Townshend Landscape Architects on the individual aspects within the scheme.

  • Craig Casci / GRID Architects
  • Fiona Naylor / Johnson Naylor
  • Paul Williams / Stanton Williams
  • Michael Squire / Squire and Partners
  • Keith Hobbs / United Design Partnership
  • Martin Goddard / Goddard Littlefair
  • Pankaj Patel / Patel Taylor Architects
  • Carola Enrich / Townshend Landscape Architects
  • Andrew Taylor / Patel Taylor Architects

The History

Innovative
Heritage
Inspiring
Future

Southbank Place is located on the site of the pioneering Festival of Britain which took place in 1951 and was inaugurated by King George VI. The festival was conceived as a celebration across London and the UK to showcase the very best of British talent and vision within design, architecture, art and culture. Focused on London and the South Bank, the festival left a lasting legacy with the opening of the Royal Festival Hall and therefore reinforced the South Bank’s reputation as the epicentre of culture within London. The spirit of innovation captured by the Festival of Britain and exemplified by the hovering Skylon is reflected in the design of the buildings and interiors of Southbank Place.

The Developers


Qatari Diar
Real Estate
Investment
Company

Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company is wholly owned by the Qatar Investment Authority, the sovereign wealth fund of the State of Qatar, and was established in February 2005. The company supports Qatar’s growing economy and co-ordinates the country’s real estate development priorities.

Qatari Diar is currently at the forefront of 39 signature projects in 21 countries around the world, with a combined value of more than $35bn. Qatari Diar has established itself as one of the world’s leading, most trusted and respected real estate companies because of its unyielding commitment to quality, local community, partnership and hallmark sustainability.

Qatari Diar’s hallmark vision of sustainable development places community and local traditions at the heart of its approach. The company creates and manages property investments and developments which comply with the finest international standards and strongly reflect local culture and values. As a result, Qatari Diar’s projects deliver a distinctive and sustainable social, economic and environmental benefit to each respective community.

Qatari Diar empowers local and international developers as well as external investors to partner in its projects. Together they work to explore many opportunities, both locally and internationally.

  • 1. Chelsea Barracks, London
  • 2. East Village, London
  • 3. City Center DC, Washington
  • 4. Lusail City, Qatar
  • 5. Royal Monceau, Paris
  • 6. Nile Corniche, Cairo

Canary
Wharf
Group
plc

Canary Wharf Group plc is an established integrated property development, investment, and management group of companies. It is focussed on the design, construction, leasing and management of grade A office space, high-quality retail, leisure and residential in central London.

Over the past 20 years Canary Wharf Group plc has successfully regenerated derelict wharves into one of the world’s premier business and shopping districts, constructing over 16m sq ft of office space, retail and restaurants; more than any other company in London. These buildings are currently occupied by over 100,000 people.

Canary Wharf Group plc specialise in buildings that meet the highest sustainable standards, using world class architects, designers and consultants. Beautiful public realm, landscaped gardens as well as public art and events are central to the Group’s approach to creating the very best destinations to live, work and enjoy.

The Group has a successful track record for developing outside of Canary Wharf. As well as developing Southbank Place in a joint venture with Qatari Diar, the Group is developing 20 Fenchurch Street in the City of London, a joint venture with Land Securities. The Group previously completed the construction of Pan Peninsula, a premium high-rise residential development and the Drapers Gardens office building in the City. Planning consent has also been submitted for 568 luxury apartments in Newfoundland and over 3,000 homes in Wood Wharf, a 4.3m sq ft new district of Canary Wharf.

In 2018 Canary Wharf will open its flagship Crossrail station allowing for greater and more efficient transport links across London and beyond. It will also be one of London’s newest retail and leisure destinations.

Southbank Place will feature outstanding residential space, state-of-the-art offices and a diverse mix of retail, aimed at creating a place that will not only change the way people live and work, but add a new dimension to sophisticated living right in the heart of London.

  • 1. 20 Fenchurch Street
  • 2. Canary Wharf
  • 3. Wood Wharf
  • 4. Pan Peninsula
  • 5. Crossrail
  • 6. Newfoundland
  • 7. Drapers Garden

The Design Team

Architects

The redevelopment of the site provides an exciting opportunity to establish successful urban design principles and create a vibrant new quarter, responding to its context and new developments around it to create a world-class environment for living, working and visiting. Squire and Partners have masterplanned the site and will be working alongside Stanton Williams, GRID, Patel Taylor and Townshend Landscape Architects on the individual aspects within the scheme.

Squire and Partners

Squire and Partners is an award-winning architectural practice who have been designing and executing buildings on key sites in the UK and internationally for over 35 years. Currently at the forefront of the prime residential market in London.

  • RIBA Award
  • European Hotel Design Award
  • Civic Trust Award

Stanton Williams

Established in 1985, Stanton Williams are a multi-award winning architectural design practice with an extensive UK portfolio. Their work also includes many high profile international development projects in Russia, France, Germany and Switzerland.

  • World Architecture Festival Award
  • AIA UK Excellence in Design Award
  • Architect of The Year Awards, Winner

Patel Taylor

Patel Taylor have been involved with some of the UK’s largest urban regeneration projects. Their vision is to create a seamless integration of architecture, landscape and urban design principles.

  • Architect of the Year Award
  • RIBA Awards
  • RICS West Midlands Awards
  • Civic Trust Awards

Townshend Landscape Architects

The practice has worked on several large public realm schemes in London and the UK. Their vision is to create places for people that is embedded in local distinctiveness and ensures a sustainable approach toward the design of public spaces.

  • London Planning Awards

Grid Architects

With a niche in residential design as architects and masterplanners, Grid provide expertise across a variety of project types from luxurious London apartments to strategic regeneration schemes.

  • CABE/Civic Trust/HBF Building for Life
  • Building Homes Quality Award
  • Daily Telegraph Housing Award
  • What House Award

Interior Designers

Southbank Place brings together the world’s leading interior designers, fusing their distinctive styles to create an unrivalled design vision. Their aim is to bring together the pinnacle of design and build quality to the development, and to create one of the most desired and coveted new locations in the heart of London.

Johnson Naylor

Based in London, Johnson Naylor work internationally providing interior architecture, and three-dimensional design to a wide range of clients. Their work encompasses the private and public sector including residential development, gallery design and retail consultancy.

Goddard Littlefair

Fusing a decade of collaboration between Martin Goddard and Jo Littlefair into one London based studio, Goddard Littlefair deliver high calibre interior design solutions across hotel, residential and landscaping both in the UK and internationally.

United Design Partnership

United Design Partnership are a world leading interior design agency who have created over 200 internationally renowned hotels, spas, residences, bars and restaurants. By building on their experience United is constantly redefining the future of luxury interior design.