Workspace 12 Hammersmith Grove
The second phase of development of the previous NCP location will see an additional eleven storey building on the site. This building will provide 20,783sqm (GEA) of high quality office space on the upper floors, with reception and restaurant use at the ground floor level.
Employing a complimentary palette of materials to the neighbouring first phase, 10 Hammersmith Grove, the cool glass exterior literally reflects the variety of the adjacent buildings, trees and sky. By night, controlled internal and external lighting schemes ensure that the building continues to be constantly changing.
The building enjoys similar facilities to 10 HG, being served by 147 secure and covered cycle spaces together with showers, lockers and changing rooms. Car parking is limited to 6 spaces.
Through clever design of the buildings envelope, the project has achieved what many fully glazed structure’s don’t – a BREEAM “excellent” rating.
For the foyer, Kate Maestri, the glass artist, was commissioned to develop three wall pieces with a depth and variety of colour not possible in paint alone. Working closely with Kate and the client, we opted for vibrant, hot colours graded from deep red to yellow and with the addition of subtle mirror pinstripes. The result is a stunning trio of Rothko-like installations.
Client U+I plc
Location London, UK
Status Completed February 2016
Area 20,783 sqm GEA
Structural Engineer Pell Frischman
Services Engineer AECOM
Contractor Wates Construction
Town Planning Savills
Fund Aberdeen Asset Management
BREEAM Rating Excellent