Renowned Dutch developer EDGE Technologies have revealed designs for the new offices in London, located on St Thomas Street along the capital’s South Bank.
The development is planning to become the most sustainable office tower in London, holding 26 floors of commercial office space, and is expected to achieve a WELL Platinum certification as well as a BREEAM Outstanding. If the new building receives both of these, it will be the first office tower in the capital to do so.
EDGE state that London was the natural choice for its new, upcoming location, acquisition of the site announced in June last year.
When finished, the building could drive an important message throughout the London skyline, raising value on sustainability and community throughout the capital’s architecture, as well as its world of work.
The EDGE London Bridge Tower Design
Part of the tower’s design will include a new public park. This will connect to the building’s base and offers amenities for both building users and the surrounding community. The green surrounding landscape will follow into the building itself, with the addition of planted balconies.
Facilities offered by the new building include:
- A large terrace
- A gym
- Bike parking
- Other facilities made to encourage users to use sustainable transport
- A coffee bar
The tower’s proposed façades have been designed to create a balance of daylight and shading within the office space, with certain features incorporated to help in creating an optimal temperature. All of this will reduce the building’s on-site regulated carbon emissions by more than 50%.
Additionally, the building’s underfloor air supply, combined with natural ventilation, is intended to offer the optimal air quality, benefiting all of its users by creating a healthy working environment.
Within the entrance area will be a wooden staircase, leading to the building’s auditorium. This auditorium can be used by both those who work in the building and the community which surrounds it.
Much like the auditorium, the building overall is designed to facilitate and further stimulate interactions; flexible spaces on multiple floors designed to connect the building throughout, promoting further connections and collaboration within the workplace.
Boudewijn Ruitenburg, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of EDGE, has stated that the company’s aim for EDGE London Bridge is to become the most sustainable office tower in the capital, offering users high-quality work spaces whilst also making an impact on development through the city in a significant and sustainable way.