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🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 The Rowe

Stitched green

The Rowe stitches together the old and the new. A seam of brightly coloured artwork is visible between the original and the additional storeys. A subtle accent in a calm design.


🏢Building Details

  • Refurb + extension of former London Metropolitan School of Art, Architecture & Design

  • 162,000 sq ft office space

  • 12-storeys

👷🏾‍♀️Developer & Contractor

✍️Architect & Designers


  • Targeting BREEAM Excellent + WELL Gold + Platinum WiredScore

  • Operated on 100% renewable electricity – 45% reduction in CO2 compared to standard office

  • Retained original 6-storey concrete frame + 1960s façade: addition of 6-storey steel extension above

  • Large + flexible open plan offices punctuated by retained elements of raw concrete structure

🥦 Wellbeing

  • 17,000 sq ft of outdoor space (= 8 tennis courts): private terraces on every floor + communal roof garden

  • Ground floor: generous double-height reception connects building to surrounding area with café and public space

  • Variety of working spaces: Ground floor library area for informal meetings

  • Luxurious end of journey facilities: 284 cycle spaces + lockers

  • Large scale public art installation by leading artist YINKA ILORI

🎈Bonus feature

A Public Art Strategy was launched at The Rowe with one of the works selected by Paul Cocksedge Studio. It is a large hanging piece situated in the lobby, with some very creative seating at its heart: check it out.

🔗 Check it out

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