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Water Tower Converted Into Luxury Home With Dark Grey Alucobond


Project Name: Lambeth Water Tower
Project Location: London, UK
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond Anthracite Grey
Year of Completion: 2012
Architect: Woodhall Planning and Conservation, Leeds, UK | acr architects, London, UK
Fabricator: Paneltec Services Limited
Images: Leigh Osborne

Originally built in 1877 as a workhouse and infirmary, the Lambeth Water Tower in London is a beautiful example of adaptive reuse. While conserving the integrity of the original structure, the Venetian-gothic water tower was renovated to accommodate residential living.


Standing nearly 100-feet tall, the tower features five-foot thick walls and is topped with a huge steel water tower. The new modern luxury living unit is referred to as the “Cube” and features four bedrooms and a spectacular 360-degree view of London.

Reconstructed in 2012, the exterior of the “Cube” features Alucobond dark grey aluminum composite siding. The unique living space has a modern minimalistic interior design. The project is eye-catching with the unlikely compatibility of historic and modern architectural. But in fact, it is this juxtaposition that makes this project so visual appealing.

images courtesy of © Leigh Osborne

DISCLAIMER: The following listed samples are not necessarily what was used in the project above. Instead, we have suggested several similar looking finishes below.

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