🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 Forge
FORGE boldly shows how a refurb can outweigh new construction. Just a 23-minute train ride from Waterloo, it is forging the future of workplaces within the London commuter belt.
Repositioning of a tired, unloved 1980s office block into a 71,000 sq. ft. creative workplace
Completed: September 2021
👷🏾♀️Developer & Contractor
✍️Architects & Engineers
BREEAM Excellent + EPC B
Smart Spaces building app delivers real-time energy feedback; air conditioning + lighting automatically adjusts to occupant demand
High efficiency air source heat pump technology for heating + cooling
Solar-controlled glazing reduces solar heat gain while maximising natural light
27 miles of local cycle paths + over 11 miles of canal towpaths within walking distance
Basement studio for lunchtime yoga classes
Independent in-house café serving freshly roasted coffee – workers can even pre-order + pay via the building app
As part of its ultra-friendly cycle stance, the building includes a ramp which lets you ride straight down into the dedicated basement cycle store + shower area. A seamless commute for the free wheelers.
🔗 Check it out https://forgewoking.com/building.php