Work at former King’s Reach Tower is architect’s debut resi refurb scheme

Zaha Hadid Architects has been asked to revamp the lobby area of the former Kings Reach Tower office building in London which was turned into a residential building by Mace six years ago.

Renamed the Southbank Tower, the Seifert-designed building, originally built in the 1970s, had another 11 floors added to its existing 30 under plans drawn up by KPF.

The deal is Zaha Hadid’s first residential refurbishment and will include a new mezzanine, concierge desk and lighting scheme for the tower. Work for an unnamed private investor owner of 37 apartments in the tower is set to start early next year and finish in the summer.

Others working on the scheme include cost consultant MEA, structural engineer AKT II and M&E engineer Sweco