Manhattan Loft Corporation | Skidmore Owings & Merrill
An outdoor connection.
Take the traditional London garden square, interpret it for a modern skyscraper, and you have London’s Manhattan Loft Gardens. Inspired by the creativity and tech spirit of Stratford City, this double-cantilevered skyscraper sits adjacent to Westfield Stratford City and across from Stratford International Station.
The Manhattan Loft Gardens’ numbers are just as impressive as the unique design: 42 storeys; a triple-height entrance lobby; a seven-storey hotel, one gym, two restaurants; 248 private apartments, lofts and penthouses; and three sky gardens.
The aims of the project are very simple and human: to promote social interaction and reflect the area’s diversity – as well as ensure people are always as close as possible to an outdoor space.
Together yet apart.
A key part of the project was about designing whole-building solutions and considering both the interface and separation between the hotel and residential systems – in design and operation. We also supported a flexible design and procurement strategy throughout the project. This allowed us to inform final decisions as much as possible, but also maintain site progress.
We brought our extensive experience in hotel, residential, and high-rise projects to this fantastic development. Working with the other designers to deliver co-ordinated solutions, we provided clear strategies and designs that allowed maximum residential sales values for the client – and ensured a feel-good building to be proud of.