Architect wins design competition to redevelop Elizabeth House next to Waterloo station

David Chipperfield Architects has beaten Grimshaw and Hopkins in the competition to redevelop Elizabeth House in Waterloo.

The practice has been appointed by London & Regional Properties and Chelsfield Partners after a design competition. The development will create a new “heart” for Waterloo and the South Bank as well as a new public realm that will allow “permeability” to Waterloo station.

Sir Stuart Lipton of Chelsfield Partners said “Our vision is to develop an inspiring urban environment and we selected David Chipperfield Architects as we believe that they bring a wealth of experience and ideas to this important site.

“We are delighted to be working with such highly regarded and renowned architects and the selection represents a significant step forward for the development and regeneration of the area.”

Former communities secretary Hazel Blears previosuly called in Allies & Morrison’s design for the redevelopment of the dilapidated Elizabeth House, which included 78,500 m2 of offices in two towers of 28 and 22 storeys in height and 280 flats in a 33-storey tower.