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🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 Forge

Refurb green

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.


🏢Building Details

  • Repositioning of a tired, unloved 1980s office block into a 71,000 sq. ft. creative workplace

  • Completed September 2021

  • Cost: £13.5m

👷🏾‍♀️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

🥦 Wellbeing

  • CyclingScore Platinum + ActiveScore Platinum + Fitwel 2-Star rating

  • 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

🎈Bonus feature

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.

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