Grand Designs 2013, London



Water Tower, Elephant & Castle London

Leigh Osborne and Graham Voce want to convert and extend a landmark 150-year-old water tower in central London. Grade II listed, but utterly derelict, with six-foot-thick walls and crowned with a huge steel tank, it’s an almighty task.

As if this isn’t challenging enough, Graham and Leigh also plan to build two additional contemporary structures at the base: a new lift shaft connected to the tower by a series of glass tunnels, and a modern living space nicknamed the ‘Cube’.

Altogether this cluster of buildings will create a four-bedroom luxury home, over nine floors, crowned with a spectacular viewing room offering 360-degree views across London.

But a tight schedule and soaring budget make this a stress-laden build.

Kitchen Specification

  • Contemporary handle-less Leicht kitchen wall and base units, with mixed storage
  • Flush LED lighting
  • 20mm Thick moulded corian with fully cladded island.
  • 500mm Molded Corian sink with mixer tap
  • No plinth around island
  • Full RAL glass back splash
  • Range of built in Siemens appliances to include:
  • 70/30 Fridge Freezer
  • Built in 600mm oven and combi microwave oven
  • 900mm induction hob with integrated extractor over.
  • Fully Integrated extra high dishwasher

LEICHT Range & Finish:

Avance LR Ribbed textured lacquer

Colours Used

RAL Colour Chart


Thickness : 20mmManufacturer: Corian


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