Structural Designer


Client Name

Realstar Group


London, United Kingdom

Mace Group

Axis Architects

AECOM Images: © Bourne Group


Highpoint is a 47-storey residential tower with an accompanying 8-storey podium block. This development aimed to create a new structural typology for residential living in London and is currently one of the UK’s tallest Build to Rent developments. It provides 457 units within the octagonal precast concrete tower, and affordable and intermediate rent in the adjoining block of cross-laminated timber.

Judge's comment:

The ambition of the brief for this project “to create a new residential typology which was lean, flexible and driven by a standardised and prefabricated approach” can be seen in the finished building from the thin external blade wall arrangement to the cable stayed balconies and flexible internal space. This project is a good example of the role of the structural engineer being fully integrated with the entire design and construction team resulting in a different and improved solution from convention. Working together and investing in research and development and exploration of new and different solutions is commendable and resulted in greater efficiency, sustainability and value.   


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