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🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 The Green House

Charity green

The Green House renovates a disused, derelict 1962 office block with modern, flexible workspace – for 25 charities to work under the same roof.


London, E2

🏢Building Details

  • 50,000 sq ft., 6-storeys

  • Refurbishment + extension of existing building

  • Completed 2019 – Winner AJ Retrofit Award 2019

👷🏾‍♀️Developer & Contractor

✍️Architects & Engineers


  • BREEAM Excellent

  • Original concrete structure retained + internal space extended using low-weight CLT structure

  • Optimised building form: double skin façade acts as an acoustic + thermal buffer while enhancing natural ventilation

  • Maximised use of passive energy: using existing thermal mass + daylight linked and absence detection lighting

  • Rooftop PVs offset building energy consumption

🥦 Wellbeing

  • Communal roof terrace featuring wild flower meadow

  • Full-height timber atrium with lime render and curtain walling: optimises lightness, spaciousness and breathability

  • Open plan tea points and comfy breakout spaces create informal hubs on every floor

  • 70+ bike racks, 3 showers, including 1 fully accessible

🎈Bonus feature

It’s owned and managed by The Ethical Property Company – a UK leader in providing affordable workspace to charities and community organisations. One charity tenant praises: “An unexpected benefit of being based in The Green House is sharing it with likeminded organisations. Working in the same building as our partners has improved collaboration and brought clarity. It’s given us strength in numbers. We feel like we’re not out there alone; we’re part of a bigger movement – it’s invaluable!”

🔗 Check it out

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