Work on KPF-designed south London scheme to begin next year

Kings Reach 1

Kings Reach 1

KPF has won planning to convert Kings Reach building on London’s South Bank into a residential tower.

Work is set to begin next year on the refurbishment job, which will see the building’s 1970s facade replaced.

The scheme is the latest in a raft of refurbishment jobs set to hit the market.

Last month Peter Rees, the City of London’s chief planning officer, said he expected a shift away from new-build offices to refurbishment work.

Kings Reach tower was built in 1972 by John Laing construction and was designed by Richard Seifert.

The KPF scheme will add six storeys to the building, taking it up to 132m, with 177 flats planned including penthouses.

The first 11 floors will be given over to office space while retail space will be built on the ground floor.