Update on One Crown Place

November 11, 2019


In May this year we reported that building work on the One Crown Place and Sun Street Terraces development – a project Aworth Survey Consultants has been involved with since 2006 - was moving forward. Now One Crown Place’s northernmost building is set to ‘top-out’ soon, with the southernmost building to follow next year. The scheme is due to complete in early 2021.

The towers boast a terracotta and colourful ceramic glass façade; this draws inspiration from the colours of the sky in paintings by the likes of artists John Constable and JMW Turner and the terracotta references buildings and materials of the area’s past.

One Crown Place is a mixed-use project comprising of two residential towers (32 storeys), sitting on a podium block of offices, amenity space and retail units. The Victorian warehouse façade to the north, listed chapel to the west and Georgian terraces – Sun Street - to the south are integrated into the master scheme.

Aworth Survey Consultants was commissioned by the project architects Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) in 2006 to produce accurate topographical and measured building surveys, verified views and compiled Land Registry surveys for planning design and applications. 

We remain actively involved in the project, including setting-out precise grids for the building. We have also produced BIM Revit models and HD Laser Scanning of the retained facades and provided the UAV drone survey control for Mace (the appointed consultant) to deliver the pre-construction services.

The tall and elegant terrace in Sun Street was designed in the 1810s as part of the development by the City Corporation of Moorfields. From the outset, the decision was made to preserve the terrace and integrate it into the new development. This saw our skills further called upon in 2009 to continue to monitor the listed facades and basement walls.

With buildings and structures on or near construction sites or excavation works susceptible to settlement or excess movement, deformation surveys measure the rate of this displacement. This has seen our experts regularly visiting Sun Street to take readings.