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.
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.