The Corniche


Project: The Corniche
Building Type: Residential buildings, Multipurpose building, Business premises, Office buildings
Address: 21 Albert Embankment
Zip/City: SE1 7TJ London
Country: United Kingdom
Company Division: Lindner Facades Ltd, Lindner Fassaden GmbH
Completion: 2018


Project: The Corniche

The three spectacular towers of "The Corniche" lie on the southern bank of the Thames. They measure 85 m at their highest, counting 15 to 27 storeys and 253 apartments. The towers also offer office spaces, a restaurant and café as well as a bar, a gym, a pool and spa area. Situated on the Albert Embankment, the towers provide a stunning view of the Westminster Palace, the Tate Britain and the London Eye. Its exterior view shows destinctive forms that visually distinguish the complex from its surroundings.

The arched design allows for a perfect panoramic view and the inflow of a maximum of natural light deep into the rooms. While traditionally constructed balconies provide the best views when in a standing position, the Corniche´s two-piece balustrades have been constructed in a way that provides an excellent view even when being seated inside the apartment, without impairing privacy or security. In order to put these peculiarities into technical practice, Lindner Facades Ltd was chosen as facade contractor. Lindner produced and installed the unitised facade, balustrades, sliding doors as well as various individual works on the ground floor and the roof. The challenge of this project was to adapt all materials, including aluminum profiles, exposed aggregate concrete and glass to the arched layout of the building. A number of custom solutions have been developed to meet this requirement.

Companies involved

Client: Berkeley Homes, London, United Kingdom
Architecture: Foster + Partners, London, United Kingdom


Curtain wall
Unitised facade
Steel construction and locksmith works