Triptych Bankside: Luxury living on London's South Bank

Anna Solomon

19 October 2021

Introducing the £400 million trio of buildings bringing Londoners back to this tourist hotspot

19 October 2021 | Anna Solomon

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hen was the last time you went to the South Bank? Perhaps you caught a play at the Southbank Centre pre-lockdown. Or maybe it was boozy brunch at Sea Containers. Historically a location of industry and entertainment, even now the South Bank is best known for being home to the London Eye and Sealife Centre, and thus a transient location where few think to put down roots. The new Triptych Bankside residential development aims to change all that.

Located a stone’s throw from Shakespeare’s Globe and the Tate Modern, Triptych Bankside is a new mixed-use development promising modern homes and office space in this prime enclave of Central London. With construction having recently completed, developers JTRE London are hoping to entice owners to build a life in this leisure-focused neighbourhood.

As the name suggests, the development comprises three towers: two high-rise apartment blocks and one low-rise office building. Like a triptych of art, the structures are separate but complementary and designed to stand out from the crowd, with the undulating curves of each façade contrasting with the symmetric towers that surround them.

As of this week, after 215,000 person-hours and 20,000 cubic metres of concrete, the 169 luxury apartments at Triptych Bankside have reached their pinnacle. The towers, which were designed by architects Squire & Partners, are 19 stories high, yielding far-reaching views of their privileged surroundings, with many apartments looking out over St Paul’s Cathedral, Borough Market and the Millennium Bridge.

As well as terraces from which to admire those views, owners of the new apartments (which span from studios to one, two, three and four-bedroom flats) will benefit from a 24-hour concierge, multiple private lounges, a games room, large gym, private 14-seat cinema, communal landscaped gardens and 46 parking spaces. Triptych Bankside will also offer a co-working space with multiple plug-and-play workstations and superfast broadband for residents who work-from-home – the preeminent marker of a modern-age building, perhaps.

Inside, the apartments have been purposely left minimal to allow owners to create their own space. Finishings, including oak herringbone floors, Carrera marble bathroom tiles, Caeserstone kitchen worktops and bronze ironmongery, have been selected for their quality and neutrality, while also making the most of abundant natural light provided by full-height windows. Designed with futureproofing in mind, each apartment also features iPad-controlled smart lighting, USB ports and full climate control. 

The neighbouring office and retail space, meanwhile, spans nearly 90,000 sq ft across nine open-plan storeys. The top three floors boast terraces and floor-to-ceiling windows, which flood the interior with natural light and lend panoramic city views. Tenants will also benefit from access to amenities including concierge services, a café, cycle storage, showers, and changing rooms.

As part of its commitment to creating a residential community in the South Bank, the developers behind Triptych Bankside are also supporting the creation of 57 new almshouses operated by United St Saviour's Charity, a non-profit which has been working in Southwark since 1541. Designed by Stirling Prize-winning architect Watson Witherford Mann, the almshouses will offer sheltered accommodation for the elderly, as well as a variety of facilities aimed at integrating these homes with the community. 

Every home and office in the Triptych Bankside development will also benefit from its proximity to local restaurants, culture and transport, with Waterloo Station just moments away. Our advice? Get in on the ground floor of what could become one of London's most coveted addresses.

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Prices at Triptych Bankside start from £720,000 for a studio apartment and £9,715,000 for a penthouse, visit triptychbankside.com