Client: Grosvenor / Native Land
JRA delivered NEO Bankside, a series of residential towers designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) for Native Land and Grosvenor. The scheme is situated on the South Bank, adjacent to Tate Modern and with views over the Thames to St Paul’s Cathedral.
The development comprises four hexagonal glass and steel exo-skeletal towers, ranging from 12 to 24 storeys of high specification apartments, with concierge, a residents’ leisure club, business centre, and underground car parking. At ground level, NEO Bankside provides public realm and easy routes between adjacent roads and public spaces. The new landscaped gardens and retail provisions are open to the general public, encouraging activity at the base of the buildings and creating a lively and vibrant environment throughout the year.
The project presented a number of unique challenges and JRA’s task was to develop practical and buildable solutions without compromising RSHP’s strong architectural design. NEO Bankside has been recognised with a number of prestigious awards, and was shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize.