Development consortium Vauxhall Bondway has submitted a planning application for a 149m tower, called The Octave, in London’s Vauxhall area.

The scheme, designed by Make, is located on a brownfield site on Bondway in Vauxhall and is part of the Battersea and Nine Elms Opportunities Area Planning framework. It is located adjacent to the Vauxhall transport interchange.

The scheme will comprise 10% employment use and 90% residential accommodation including 376 new homes of which 30% will be affordable and 70% private housing. It also includes 25 car parking spaces, 22 motor cycle spaces and 568 bicycle spaces are provided as part of the development.

It will be divided into eight stepping forms that cascade from a central high point, down towards the north and south. Roof terraces incorporating planting boxes are arranged at the top of each building segment.

New landscaping will connect Bondway to Vauxhall Park, enhancements to adjacent routes through the railway viaduct will provide improved lighting and safety, a separate service route will ensure primary pedestrian areas remain clear and an increase in ground level public spaces allows seating and tree planting at the base of the building.