White Collar Factory, Old Street

London. 2017

  • Project Details
  • Completion: 2017
  • Clients: Derwent London plc

White Collar Factory at Old Street Yard is the built iteration of an eight-year research project led by AHMM with Derwent London. It comprises a complex of six buildings including offices, studios, incubator space, restaurants and apartments set around a new piece of public realm, with the sixteen-storey White Collar Factory tower at its heart. This major new office building features flexible floor plates, operable windows allowing for extensive natural ventilation, and generous volumes with active exposed concrete soffits and core. The mini-tower represents a new type of development that takes its cue from the multi-level factory typology. Together, the buildings create a new and more permeable piece of city that references the alleys and passageways of the historic urban grain.


Civic Trust Awards: National Winner Commendation 2019 BCIA: Commercial Property of the Year - Highly Commended 2018 BCO Commercial Workplace Award 2018 BCO London Innovation Award 2018 Concrete Society Awards - Highly Commended 2018 New London Award: Wellbeing 2018 RIBA London Region Award 2018 RIBA National Award 2018 RICS Awards: Best Commercial Development National 2018 RICS London Award for Commercial Development 2018 The Estate Gazette Awards: Creative Spaces 2018 MIPIM UK/Estates Gazette Visionary Building of the Year 2016

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