Australian contracting and development company Brookfield Multiplex has begun work on Derwent’s new White Collar Factory development.
The project, which is worth £105 million, has been designed to demonstrate Derwent’s new concept offices. The building features a stripped-down interior specification – with exposed concrete walls and exposed surfaces.
The exposed concrete will absorb and release heat to regulate the building’s temperature, helping to reduce its operational energy demands.
Built around a public courtyard, the building will provide around 289,000 sq ft of office space in London.
It has been designed by well-known architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM), and is also expected to deliver a more flexible space for prospective tenants to work within.
Brookfield will commence work at the site before demolition of the site’s existing buildings and construction work takes place.
As part of the development, Brookfield will also work on a constructing and refurbishing a series of additional offices, which when finished will provide around 41,000 sq ft of London office space and 11,000 sq ft of space for restaurants.
Arup, a London-based professional services company, will provide building services and engineering and sustainability consultancy on the White Collar Factory development.
The White Collar Factory scheme is currently scheduled for completion by 2016’s third quarter (Q3).
By: Kirsty MacGregor
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