Renzo Piano unveiled images of a huge building project in the Paddington area of London with Sellar Property, the developers of the Shard are behind the project. Chairman and founder Irvine Sellar says he wants to use the project to transform Paddington in the same way that the Shard transformed the London Bridge area.
“We believe this exciting proposal will tap into the potential of Paddington and will prove to be a major catalyst for the continuing enhancement of the area, especially Praed Street – in much the same way that The Shard did for London Bridge” says Chairman and founder Irvine Sellar.
The centrepiece of the proposed Paddington project will be a 224 metre tall, 65 storey skyscraper, already being dubbed as the “Skinny Shard” and will be a new iconic element in 31 london street.
This elegant-skinny tower contains 200 luxury homes, a relatively modest 14,000 sqm of office space, and an even more modest 4,645 sqm of retail, restaurant, and café spaces and an open-air roof garden will top the tower and offer choice views of the city, the developers say is inspired by “London garden squares”.
The project is proposed as part of paddington’s redevelopment, which will make Piano’s tower one the tallest towers in the city as well as only the Shard, One Canada Square, Heron Tower, and the Cheesegrater.