100 Union Street

London, Southwark. 2018

  • Project Details
  • Completion: 2018
  • Clients: Southwark and Southbank Limited

The site is located at 100 Union Street in the London Borough of Southwark and lies 400 metres east of Southwark Station and 500 metres south of the river Thames. The new development comprises a small courtyard and a four-storey office building, including 2000 sqm of B1 office space, shared WCs and capped services. The design of 100 Union Street reflects the steers from research on progressive workplace design, providing what organizations and individuals require today, and what constitutes good practice environmentally. This new office building features flexible floor plates, operable windows allowing for extensive natural ventilation, and generous volumes with active exposed concrete soffits and an open core. The industrial-type repetitive windows create a visual rhythm along both the long elevations, and provide a porosity that animates its surroundings with a sense of its life within. This interest is further enhanced by the public plaza that affords sheltered and welcoming outdoor space.