Tea Building

London. 2004

  • Project Details
  • Completion: 2004
  • Cost: £10 Million
  • Clients: Derwent London plc

Encapsulating a new solution to the evolving demands of contemporary working life and avoiding an over-designed and sterile approach, Tea Building establishes a set of low-cost spaces that can be continuously reconfigured by tenants with the help of architect and landlord to form an intelligent and constantly evolving whole. The design strategy – robust and straight-forward – has focussed on the provision of inherently flexible unit sizes and configurations to attract a diverse mix of tenants. Common spaces are generous, hard-wearing and uncomplicated. ‘Green Tea’, the concluding phase, is the final piece of the jigsaw. This reinvention of Lipton’s former warehouses to new uses defines a light touch, low-carbon solution; a previously redundant building has been transformed into a dynamic ‘Ideas Factory’ of creative industries that never stands still.

Awards

AJ Retrofit Award 2012 RIBA London Region Award 2012 AIA Award for Interior Architecture 2006

AJ Retrofit Award 2012

Offices category

RIBA London Region Award 2012

AIA Award for Interior Architecture 2006


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