Tachbrook Triangle

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Long view on Vauxhall Bridge Road
The small modern building that mediates between the Grade II listed Georgian houses and the tall brick corner building
Long view at Tachbrook Street Junction
This view on a quiet day emphasises the difference architectural treatment between the brick corner building and the white building facing Stucco houses in Tachbrook Street
Corner view at the junction of Warrick Way and Vauxhall Bridge Road
This view illustrates the intersection of two separate brick features that provides a negative hinge to the corner of the building
The Triangle
Long view of the scheme from Vauxhall Bridge Road
Design for the community
Tachbrook Triangle forms a hub for a vibrant place
The Concept
Four distinct elements: the listed Georgian terraced houses, the new corner building (red), the white building (green) and the apex at the top of the site (blue)
The original view of the buildings on Vauxhall Bridge Road
The apex of the triangle
An imaginative and visually arresting angular construction housing apartments and a dental clinic
This project has rejuvenated a triangular city block in the dense urban setting of Vauxhall Bridge Road with a vibrant mixed-use scheme. This was a scheme that few developers would take on given the existing terrace of 11 four-storey, three-bed Grade II listed houses.

Our solution involved designing three new buildings and refurbishing the row of existing Georgian listed townhouses.

The main block is nine storeys high and employs a solid, orthogonal brick language that takes its inspiration from the adjacent Georgian terrace and the celebrated Lillington Gardens estate to the south.  At ground and first floor levels we’ve accommodated a large health centre for Westminster Primary Care Trust and a retail unit. There’s also a gym, and a concierge service for residential and gymnasium access. Buff brick cladding complements the building’s Georgian neighbours.

The affordable housing block on Upper Tachbrook Street drops to four storeys and houses a waiting room/community facility as well. White render and bold punched openings complement the Cubitt terraces opposite.

We’ve created a further residential building to join the apex of the triangle; an imaginative and visually arresting angular construction which houses further apartments.

The listed townhouses, which were semi-derelict, have been returned to their original use as family dwellings.   Their restored facades disguise the modern technology introduced: high-performance acoustic glass in the sashes blocks out the traffic noise from Vauxhall Bridge Road, and shallow basement excavations allow two-storey bathroom-over-kitchen pods to be added. Underground parking features hydraulic stacking and cars reach the car park via a lift from Upper Tachbrook Street.

This challenging mixed-use regeneration restores pride and prime real estate in the heart of Pimlico.

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RIBA Housing Design Award Winner
Tachbrook Triangle
171 – 203 Vauxhall Bridge Road
London, SW1V 1ER


Barratt Group


2008 British Homes Awards - Winner for Affordable Housing Project of the Year

2008 British Homes Awards - Commendation for Apartment Building of the Year

2008 Sustainable Communities Award - Winner for Building Sustainable Communities

2007 RIBA Housing Design Awards - Winner

2007 British Homes Awards - Commendation for Regeneration Project of the Year

2006 What House Awards - Gold for Best Renovation


RIBA Stages

Proposed use

Site history

Redundant shops, offices and houses.

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