Design Principles

Closed 26 Nov 2019

Opened 15 Oct 2019


TfL is a pioneer of iconic station designs and first-class buildings across London, such as Palestra (Southwark) and 5 Endeavour Square (Stratford).  

The building we are designing aims to add to Southwark’s unique history by combining modern features and public spaces filled with greenery, creating a place that people want to visit and work. By working with the Styles House TMO and taking public feedback into consideration, our designs have changed significantly from previous schemes.  

We suggest our development should be approximately 70m high, in line with the Blackfriars SPD and needs to embrace the structural constraints across the site. This produces designs that avoid the closure of Southwark station and create a landmark development.  

We have tried to minimise potential impacts by ensuring the westerly portion of our building would be no higher than the existing Styles House tower. We achieved this through our innovative stepped down design and by setting the building 28 metres away from Styles House.  

View from the skylight

View from the skylight                            

Ground floor view

Ground gloor view


Building distances

Building distances

View of Isabella Street

View from Isabella Street

Birdseye view of OSDBirdseye view


  • Southwark


  • Anyone from any background


  • Station Development