Here you will see the CGI renders and how our building integrates with its environment.
Since our last public exhibition, we have added an additional level of underground car parking and a bespoke mechanical clock, that pays homage to the former clock on the Esso Station. Both of these have been as a result of resident feedback.
The current proposals include: • An architectural landmark in NW3 • A landmark clock creating a gateway to London • 28 apartments • 37 underground car parking spaces over two levels • Two high speed car lifts • A protected pocket garden and vertical green behind the building
Our building, viewed from the Finchley Road and Burgess Hill intersection, at night.
Our building, when viewed from across the Finchley Road and Hendon Way intersection.
These are our conceptual references for the elevation, material and overall aesthetic of our building.
These are our conceptual references for the glazing (windows), transparency and framing of our building.
These are references for the materials we would like to use for glazing and brickwork, taking their cue from immediate surroundings.
This image shows how our proposed building (site shown with thin red dotted line) will create a 'quiet space' between Vernon Court and Finchley Road.
This image shows how the sun rises and sets across our proposed building (site shown with red line) and Vernon Court.
This image shows how our proposed building respects the rhythm of Hendon Way, Finchley Road and Burgess Hill.
A potential typical floorplan.
Interiors + Specifications
We have separated around 150 sqm of flexible-use space on the Ground Floor and we are keen to pursue something that the nearby community needs.
Via focus groups and public exhibitions, local residents have requested to see health services, higher-end food shops, a nice cafe, wine bar and more.
Please do provide your feedback on what you would like to see here through the feedback survey above.
Gym and Amenity
In such an urban environment we feel it is important to provide green space wherever possible. Between the building and Vernon Court there will be a recessed pocket garden protected from noise.
A vertical green wall (made by Biotecture) covered in thick plantlife will dress the back of the building, altogether creating a densely green protected environment.
Outside, landscaping is proposed around the site along Finchley Road and on Hendon Way.
This image shows further detail on amenity and green space against a test massing.
On the left you will see an overview of the site. We'll also tell you why we feel the site is a significant gateway.
The site lies on the old Esso Station on Finchley Road, on the corner of Hendon Way.
It is perhaps best known for its clock; a suitable landmark for a significant gateway.
It is the first location in Barnet, sitting just outside the border of Camden.
It is also on London's Busiest road, the Hendon Way on the A41. This large arterial junction is often described as one of London's 'exit' and 'entry' points.
The developers are County Tower Properties. Much of the team, including the two directors and the project manager are local to NW3.
County Tower Properties are an independent development company that specialise in design-led developments, and always strive to work with the best architects and structural engineers available.
On the left you will see some of their past work, including RIBA nominated Church conversions and a larger scheme called the Creekside Village.
Abbey Road Apartments, NW8. A listed Church conversion with new build penthouse, nominated for an RIBA award.
St Augustine's, SE1. Interior from another Church conversion.
The Lavender Building, SW11. 32 loft style apartments, part new build and part refurbished.
Short Street SE1. 14 new build apartments and a contemporary church for The Church of England.
The Architects + Developers
We work with some of the best architects in the world. This project is run by NEUBAU, founded by Alexander Giarlis and Brigitta Lenz.
The founders are ex-OMA architects. On the left you will see OMA's Norra Tornen skyscrapers in Stockholm due for completion in 2017, on which Alexander Giarlis was project leader. It utilises their pixelated approach and wintergardens, which you will see proposed in Tower Station.
Below this you will also see their 'City on the Tracks' masterplan, for Graz, Austira. Built around the city's train station, it includes space for housing, a hotel, health centre, art gallery and more.
At the bottom you will see OMA's Sterling Nominated Maggie's Center, on which Alexander was Senior Architect. You can see more of NEUBAU's work on their website.