"Putney Wharf" Architectural Tip by alucas

Architectural, London: 134 reviews and 262 photos

  Putney Wharf
by alucas

Favorite thing: The centrepiece of the Putney Wharf development is the tower block shown in the picture.

Originally built in the 1960?s as a boring slab-sided office building, the building has for many years been an eyesore, totally dominating the adjacent St Mary?s parish church. The conversion of the building into a block of luxury flats has totally changed the aspect. The top floors have been cut back, and the lower floors extended, creating balconies and terraces. The flank walls have been re-clad with red terracotta tiles which contrast with the metal and glass of the new frontage. The architects for this spectacular conversion were Patel Taylor

The views over the river must be superb from the upper terraces, but alas, the building lies under the flight path to Heathrow airport, and the constant stream of low-flying aircraft must more than take the edge off having a roof terrace !

Picture taken 7th January 2005.

Putney Wharf is on the south side of the Thames, right next to Putney Bridge.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 15, 2005
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