As a naturally-ventilated spec-office with a focus on smart servicing, flexibility and adaptation to future uses and likely future climate, White Collar Factory at Old Street Yard is a brave and bold iteration of a five-year research project for Derwent London. A 16-storey tower is placed at the epicentre of London’s Tech City. A series of new alleys and passages connect a new public realm and the tower to two retained buildings and three new ones, all between four to five storeys. Together, they offer a mix of living and incubator working spaces to make a new place in the city. Featuring long spans, flexible floor plates, operable windows, generous volumes and robust construction, the tower represents a new type of office building that takes its cue from the multi-level factory typology. The project has become a trademark for a building type that combines the efficiencies of a new build with the character of a 19th century warehouse.

White Collar Factory is also home to a new studio for AHMM providing space for 110 members of staff. A mezzanine level has been created around the perimeter of the below ground office, connected via a suspended bridge across the space. The new studio’s meeting rooms, including the double height project room to the rear, have been created using the Jack modular meeting room system, developed by AHMM and deployed on previous projects including The Office Group’s space on the first, second and third floors above.

  • 2018 BCO Commercial Workplace Award
  • 2018 BCO London Innovation Award
  • 2018 New London Award - Wellbeing
  • 2018 RIBA London Region Award
  • 2018 RIBA National Award
  • 2018 RICS London Award for Commercial Development
  • 2016 MIPIM UK/Estates Gazette Visionary Building of the Year
  • 2019 Civic Trust Awards - National Winner Commendation
Shoreditch, London
Derwent London plc

Architecture Foundation and AHMM residency programme 2022 13.06.22

AHMM at London Festival of Architecture 08.06.22

AHMM at London Festival of Architecture 08.06.22

Seven young practices join AHMM at White Collar Factory 21.10.21

Architecture Foundation residencies for young architects 27.07.21

Open House London 2019 19.09.19

London Planning Awards 01.02.19

Awards Update 09.11.18

AJ Architecture Awards shortlist 09.10.18

White Collar Factory wins BCO Innovation Award 09.10.18

The Alder Centre wins WAFX category prize 09.10.18

More Awards for Weston Street and White Collar Factory 20.09.18

Awards News 05.07.18

RIBA National Awards announced 21.06.18

RIBA Regional Awards announced 17.05.18

AJ100 Awards shortlist 14.05.18

Awards for White Collar Factory and Weston Street 19.04.18

RIBA Awards regional shortlist 04.04.18

White Collar Factory launched 05.09.17

Buildings and Art 11.07.17

AHMM wins Outstanding Achievement award at Norwood Property Awards 04.07.17

Architecture and the Art of the Extra Ordinary at the British School at Rome 03.07.17

Planning approval for 225 City Road 23.03.17

UK and US awards success 21.10.16

AHMM at work... and at home 18.10.16

White Collar Factory tops out 20.04.16

Green Sky Thinking: Workspace of the Future 07.05.14

Onsite at White Collar Factory, Old Street 24.02.14

Onsite at 207 Old Street 13.02.14