As a naturally-ventilated spec-office with a focus on smart servicing, flexibility and adaptation to future uses and likely future climate, the White Collar Factory (WCF) at Old Street Yard is a brave and bold iteration of our five-year research project for Derwent London. A 16-storey tower is placed at the epicentre of London’s Tech City; Silicon Roundabout. 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. Now on site, the project has already become a trademark for a building type that combines the efficiencies of a new build with the character of a 19th century warehouse.

Awards
  • 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
2017
Location
Shoreditch, London
Client
Derwent London plc

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

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