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Bankside Yards West

Bankside Yards West contains three buildings on the Ludgate House site in London. 

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Project Details

Project Partners
PLP Architecture & Make Architects
Native Land
London, United Kingdom
Completion Date
144,570 m²
Bankside Yards West in London. Courtesy PLP Architecture


Bankside Yards West contains three buildings on the Ludgate House site in London. Building BY1 is a 20-storey residential building; BY2 is a 50-storey residential building, while BY3 is a 19-storey commercial building.

We are providing façade design services to PLP Architecture (BY2 and BY3) & Make Architects (BY1) for the mixed-use development.


  • The façade for the residential buildings consists of a combination of solid elements and window areas, with inset balconies on BY1 and enclosed winter gardens on BY2. Building BY3 consists of closed cavity double skin unitized curtain wall system utilizing curved glass.
  • The closed cavity façade provides an active and adaptive solar control measure. This helps reduce both cooling costs in summer and heating costs in winter, while providing superior glass clarity when compared to standard façades for commercial buildings.
  • Since the project was developed to RIBA 1 stage previously, our scope is for services starting at the development of RIBA 2 stage onwards, including materiality studies, façade system design, detailed sketches and performance specifications, while assisting the client to identify suitably experienced and qualified façade contractors to undertake fabrication and installation.