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🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 Space House

Brutalist green


Originally built in 1968, Space House is a bright, bold, brutalist retrofit. A new, better type of space, giving people reason to #escapetotheoffice.


📍Location

London, WC2


🏢Building Details

  • 255,000 sq. ft., 17-storeys

  • Made up of the Tower + the Block providing Grade A offices, on island site of nearly 1 acre

  • Finalist in Retrofit category of 2022 New London Architecture Awards


👷🏾‍♀️Developer & Contractor


✍️Architects & Engineers


🌱Sustainability

  • Grade II Listed BREEAM Outstanding + WiredScore Platinum + Fitwel certified

  • Embodied carbon savings of 10.7m KG of CO2 = equivalent of 10,000 trees sequestering carbon over 40 years

  • Bespoke energy efficient chilled beam AC with heat recovery technology + high efficiency daylight harvesting technology

  • Supports biodiversity with beehives, insect hotels + bat boxes


🥦 Wellbeing

  • London’s highest-provisioned office cycle centre = 610 cycle spaces + 536 lockers + 62 showers + drying rooms (space created from removal of 200+ car parking)

  • 16,500 sq. ft. of flexible underground event space featuring double height auditorium

  • The Tower provides 168,000 sq. ft. of offices over 17 stories – all column-free meaning no obstructions to natural light

  • 3,600 sq. ft. roof terrace at the top of the Tower with 360-degree views of unobstructed Central London

  • The Filling Station: originally a petrol station, now a restaurant and F&B offering integrated into public realm


🎈Bonus feature

Commissioned by property tycoon Harry Hyams (developer of Centre Point) in the 60s, it was originally completed in 1968. It then lay empty for 7 years, first occupied in 1975 by the Civil Aviation Authority. Today, it is the 1st listed commercial building in London to achieve BREEAM Outstanding.


🔗 Check it out https://spacehouse.london/


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