Edith Summerskill House London 2013–
The scheme, which replaces an 18-storey structure, will create 133 new homes in a 21-storey tower. It is being developed by Stanhope and Peabody in a joint venture with the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. The design appears to juxtapose two towers one behind the other. This not only makes for a slenderer form but also means that 70% of the apartments are dual aspect. High-rise affordable housing is uncommon. Mindful of this, the design seeks to play down the functional, and to play up the civic and communal character of the building.