The Gramophone Works will be a new landmark canal-side commercial hub comprising a mix of refurbished and extended office spaces. We were appointed as Project Managers and Cost Consultants to refurbish and extend the existing 35,414 ft2 (GIA) building to provide an office development of 88,016 ft2 (GIA), comprising 1,119 ft2 (NIA) of cafe and 62,253f t2 (NIA) of B1 office space within the new 6-storey proposal. The scheme promotes the use of new sustainable technologies with the reuse of the existing materials and won the Environmental Prize Winner at New London Awards 2021. The extensive sustainability credentials of the scheme include:
Solar shaded curtain walling prevents overheating while allowing the maximum
amount of natural light to be admitted through the building’s windows.
Generous terraces with planting and open doors provide natural cross-ventilation,
which minimises energy consumption.
The use of an off-site manufactured structural timber frame to enable a more
condensed construction program, reducing the number of heavy goods deliveries
and the need for site storage.
The CLT and Glulam have over 1,000 tonnes of embedded CO2 sourced from
Structural elements that avoid waste, construction traffic and activity to reduce
embodied carbon footprint.
High-quality end of journey facilities and cycle storage is provided in the basement to encourage sustainable modes of transport.