King's Reach Tower - Southwalk, London, UK

Sir. Richard Seifert
Date Built
Completed in 1972
Stamford Street, Southwark
It is no coincidence that King's Reach resembles Tower 42 because they are both the creations of Richard Seifert.  King's Reach has the same central concrete core rising out of the centre of the tower and the same vertical steel stripes over brown cladding. 

The building's original occupant was the publishing company IPC Media (International Publishing Corporation) but they left in 2007 to take up residence elsewhere.  The building has stood empty since that date.


The King's Reach website says that CIT Group Plc, an independent private equity real estate company, received planning consent in July of 2011 to redevelop the tower and the associated podium building.  Once completed the building will become a mixed use facility offering almost 370,00 square feet of office space, 72,000 square feet of retail and 173 apartments.  The architectural practice responsible for the design of the refurbishment is Kohn Pedersen Fox, the designers of the Heron Tower.  The images below show the tower in August 2013.

Update - October 4, 2014

October 22, 2014

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