SPPARC completes new-build ‘smart’ office block in central London

Architect's Journal
August 31, 2021

The seven-storey scheme, developed by MiddleCap, features several technological measures to create a responsive office environment. It is only the second building in the world  – after The Edge Amsterdam – to receive the Platinum certificate.

Inspired by the industrial heritage of the area, the building’s elevation is a modern interpretation of Victorian housing opposite, taking the scale of its bays to give the impression of three separate buildings.

The brick façade articulates the building’s form along the street and features a double-height entrance formed from Italian crystalline cast glass bricks. Load-bearing masonry gives weight to the massing.

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Internally, the scheme has a loose fit-out, offering flexibility to tenants and prospective event use. It has a simple material palette of steel, glass, brick and shuttered concrete with services exposed and sprayed black and warehouse-style windows.

A series of roof terraces offers additional amenity space with views across London.

Building materials from the previous shed-like building on the site have been recycled and reused in the new structure. The main roof level accommodates a bio-solar roof.

The building is embedded with internet of things (IoT) technology developed by Dutch PropTech company bGrid and features a central sensor platform plugged into the HVAC system and lighting controls. The system also measures other environmental variables such as internal and external air quality, density, occupancy and noise levels.

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HqO signe l’acquisition d'Office App (FR)

Business Immo

Le groupe américain HqO, spécialiste de l’exploitation des actifs de bureaux aux États-Unis, au Canada, au Royaume-Uni et en Europe, annonce l’acquisition d’Office App, une plate-forme dédiée au pilotage de l’expérience du lieu de travail, « leader » sur le marché européen.

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October 19, 2021

Office App uit Amsterdam in handen van Amerikaanse branchegenoot (NL)

Financieel Dagblad

Het Amsterdamse Office App is overgenomen door zijn Amerikaanse branchegenoot HqO uit Boston. Dat hebben beide bedrijven dinsdagmiddag bekendgemaakt. De combinatie is gewaardeerd op $500 mln, maar verdere details willen de betrokken partijen niet geven.

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October 19, 2021

HqO acquires Office App to create $500m tech giant

EG

Boston-based tenant experience giant HqO has acquired European property engagement platform Office App in a deal that will create one of the biggest real estate technology companies in the world, valued at more than $500m (£300m).

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October 19, 2021

Office meeting-room bookings plummet 29%

Property Week

According to internal research by Office App, shared exclusively with Property Week, an average of 256 app users booked meeting spaces each week in Q1 2020 but this has dropped to an average of 183 users in Q2 2021.

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July 7, 2021

SPPARC completes new-build ‘smart’ office block in central London

Architect's Journal

Southworks in Southwark is the first UK building to achieve the Smart Building Certification Platinum certificate

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August 31, 2021

Southworks smart office building opens doors

Property Week

Work has completed on MiddleCap’s Southworks smart office scheme in south London.

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September 1, 2021

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