One Tower Bridge, London

Masterplan/ Design Architects - Squire and Partners
Landscape Architects - Gross Max
Theatre Architects - Haworth Tompkins
Date Built
Completed 2017
Potters Field
This mixed-use development, on the site of Pottters Field between Tower Bridge and London's City Hall, is described as offerring a five star living experience for its residents, whilst accommodating restaurants and London's newest theatre.

The architects describe it as, "... a lasting new piece of the city which articulates the transition between More London’s contemporary architecture and the warehouse vernacular of Shad Thames, and respects its prominent riverside location on Potters Fields Park adjacent to the Grade I listed Tower Bridge.  Designs identified hotel and residential accommodation supported by significant cultural, leisure, restaurant and retail uses, as well as new landscaped public spaces at the centre of the development and pedestrian connections which visually and physically link Tower Bridge with Tooley Street."

Located next to the "Ivy" restaurant is the 900 seat Bridge Theatre, "the first wholly new theatre of scale to be added to London’s commercial theatre sector in 80 years.  The Bridge was designed by Steve Tompkins and Roger Watts of Haworth Tompkins Architects (winner of the 2014 Stirling Prize)."

Below is the foyer of the Bridge Theatre.

The One Tower Bridge development involves a number of buildings clustered together including a tower element. 

The tower can be glimpsed in the image below.  It offers apartments in the range of £1.5million and provides residents with views across the river to the Tower and the City and the luxury of private floors.

York House, the building with balconies shown below, .....

..... is described by Knight Frank as taking its inspiration from, "... the elegant, bridged wharf and warehouse buildings that are the mark of the trading and maritime heritage of the area. The materials used, the brickwork, ironwork and timber of these homes creates a link between their historical neighbour, Shad Thames (shown below), .....

 .... and the simplicity of modern architecture and design."


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