🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 Southworks
Completed June 2021, Southworks is a landmark post-pandemic, future-proofed office. The smartest building in the world, it fuses technological and natural features. Industrial echoes create a modern translation of the past.
7 storey, 70,000 sq. ft.
Winner of Smartest Building 2021 in The Futureproof Awards
Architecture inspired by warehouse aesthetic: simple concrete, brick and glass features throughout
👷🏾♀️Developer & Contractor
✍️Architects & Engineers
BREEAM Outstanding + EPC A = positioned within top 1% of sustainable UK offices
Passive design: manually openable windows + naturally lit + very efficient thermal performance while mitigating solar gain and glare
Lighting uses daylight responsive energy saving controls – including passive infrared (PIR) sensors
Photovoltaic cells on roof providing renewable energy source
IoT + sensor technology collects data on air, water, and electricity, ensuring resources are delivered cleanly and efficiently throughout; live data streams available for all occupants via Building App
First UK building to achieve Platinum Smart Building Certification (2nd globally after EDGE Amsterdam) – technology-first approach creates safe, responsive and productive environment
Warehouse style windows + generous building proportions creates a spacious, bright gallery-like feel
Achieved Cycling Platinum Score: 105 cycle spaces, cycle repair station, and 4 Brompton bikes for bike-pool scheme
8,000 sq. ft. of both private and communal terraces
A stunning double-height entrance is formed from handcrafted Italian crystalline cast glass bricks. These translucent bricks create a statement entrance while allowing light to penetrate into the lobby.
🔗 Check it out https://www.whysouthworks.london