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🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 6 Orsman Road

Modular green

With a flavour of Bauhaus, principles of reduce, reuse, recycle are explored to the next level in this demountable building.


🏢Building Details

  • Completed 2020, shortlisted for Property Week 2022 Climate Crisis Initiative

  • 34,000 sq. ft., stepped over 6-storeys

  • Hybrid structure combining cross laminated timber + steel

👷🏾‍♀️Developer & Contractor

✍️Architects & Engineers


  • BREEAM Excellent + sequestered CO2 500 tonnes Co2eq

  • The building can be ultimately demounted + materials reused once it reaches end of useful life: structure bolted together + elements such as SIP panels, cladding, steel balustrades used for zero waste

  • Honest interior design avoids unnecessary materials: CLT left exposed with offcuts repurposed as furniture

  • 15% of operational energy generated onsite through PV panels + air source heat pump

🥦 Wellbeing

  • With no internal load bearing walls + minimal internal columns the building has a completely flexible + modular interior – its demountable partition system means space can be reconfigured overnight responding to changing needs

  • Spacious terraces overlooking Regent’s canal designed to allow multiple working styles

  • High performing ventilation system + openable windows

  • Natural colour palette: earthy tones + natural textures reinforces connection to nature

  • Specialist acousticians enhanced sound absorption qualities of the timber: improving comfort to ensure productivity isn’t affected

🎈Bonus feature

Partnering with local social enterprise the Shoreditch Trust, a ground floor café called Waterhouse Restaurant provides culinary training for 16-19 year olds facing difficult circumstances. This hidden canalside gem serves a range of local, ethically sourced healthy food.

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