Balfron Tower - A Brutalist Masterpiece

The re-development of an Erno Goldfinger masterpiece in East London

Balfron Tower - A Brutalist Masterpiece

Balfron Tower is a Grade II listed 26-storey residential building in East London designed by Erno Goldfinger in 1963, a major exponent of European modern movement in Britain.  Balfron Tower and later, the stylistically similar development, Trellick Tower have become part of the cult of Brutalism.

This landmark building described by Historic England as “strikingly sculptural” has undergone a comprehensive restoration which has been shortlised for a World Architecture Festival Award. The original innovative design is reflected in the project which has reinvigorated one of London’s distinctive post war buildings. The tower has been updated to meet today’s living standards and ensure it remains a heritage asset for years to come with essential modifications and improvements to the structure  

Urban Myth have worked closely with all partners for this project to design, manufacture and install all 146 kitchens and bathrooms featuring 3 design types that will preserve Goldfinger’s original vision for future generations whilst also providing all the modern conveniences for contemporary living.

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Type 1 

Heritage apartments -Part of the project involves nine apartments being reinstated as per Goldfinger’s original layouts with design features reflective of the 1960’s when the development was first launched. These kitchens feature white matt handled cabinets with stainless steel worktop.

Type 2

Handleless dark Arpa Green laminate and Birch faced ply cabinets with Chalk White tall units. Compac Ice Zemet Quartz worktop and Terrazzo tile splashback.

Type 3

Onyx Grey handleless units with Juniper Corian worktops.

All kitchens have been fitted with integrated appliances from Bosch.


Designed and fitted with either Porcelain White handleless, Deep Teal handled bespoke units and Silver mirror cabinets.