RIVERWALK 161 MILLBANK
Located at 161 Millbank between Vauxhall Bridge and Tate Britain in London, Riverwalk is a collection of highly specified 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom apartments and penthouses. Spread across two organically shaped buildings of 17 and 7 storeys, the development provides exceptional views across the River Thames.
Designed by Stanton Williams, the Stirling Prize winning architectural practice, the project focuses on light and space. The architectural concept takes its inspiration from the sinuous curves of the river which wind past the site. The building’s gentle interlocking form responds to this movement and opens up the residential apartments to the panoramic river views.
The building is formed of curved horizontal bands of limestone at each floor level, alternating with bronze and glass bands that form windows and balconies. The project also includes considerable investment in the public realm, with green spaces and sculptures located in the grounds, alongside the river.
To enable the building work on the project, the former building on the site, a 12 storey office building built in 1966, had to be demolished. Interestingly, whilst building works were undertaken, the plot of land featured in scenes as the location of the new Centre for National Security (CNS) building in the James Bond film, Spectre.
To aid with the high-end detailing of the building, Shadbolt specified and supplied veneered wall panelling to Class 0 of Approved Document B, providing flame spread performance without the use of impregnation treatments or intumescent lacquers.