Native Land has submitted a planning application to the London Borough of Southwark for ‘Building 1’, an 80,600-sq-ft sustainable office building within our landmark Bankside Yards project, on the banks of the River Thames. ‘Building 1′ will be a showcase of design and innovation for a healthy, biodiverse, and net zero carbon workplace.
The exciting plans are for a 18-storey office building, designed by Make Architects, which will meet the highest standards of design, sustainability, wellbeing and amenity within the London commercial market.
This planning application represents a change from the consented residential building to strengthen the commercial space provided across the project.
Conceived as a ‘concept workplace’ with architecture that creates inside/outside spaces and a closeness to the external environment, ‘Building 1’ will have seven large double height terraces on alternate floors, a roof garden with hospitality space, and bookable dining rooms.
The majority of the office floors will benefit from rare and uninterrupted views of St Paul’s Cathedral, the City and the River Thames. The building will be fully integrated into landscaped green space, as part of Bankside Yards’ 3.3 acres of riverside public realm.
This highly sustainable building will help occupiers meet their own ESG goals, targeting BREEAM Outstanding and NABERS 5 Star ratings as the development progresses. ‘Building 1’ will be part of Bankside Yards’ all-electric energy network, meaning it will generate zero emissions and be net zero carbon in operation. In addition, the innovative double-height cutaway corners transfer load to the centre of the building, requiring less structure. Embodied carbon is reduced by the building’s 6m x 6m column grid, which optimises structural efficiency.