Highpoint

Structural Designer

AKT II

Client Name

Realstar Group

Location

London, United Kingdom

PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR
Mace Group

ARCHITECT
Axis Architects

SERVICES ENGINEERS
AECOM Images: © Bourne Group

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

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.