It has been announced that planning has been approved for 6 new towers in Elephant and Castle, London, which have been nicknamed “Toblerone Towers” due to their triangular shapes.
The new towers, which will cost in the region of £500m, will offer 500,000 sq ft of new office space and 400 homes, shops restaurants and a auditorium for live events. The scheme has been designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) , with Arup looking after the main structural and façade engineering and Norman Disney & Young delivering M&E design.
It has been said that this development, which is part of the wider regeneration scheme in Elephant & Castle will create 3,500 new jobs, which is great news. This is a really exciting scheme as it looks great and it will offer incredible views across London. However, it has had some negative press due to the scheme not offering any affordable housing.
It is thought that the Mayor of London will have the final say due to the scale of the project with no start date yet set for the construction work to begin.