EDGE London Bridge

Pilbrow & Partners were appointed at the start of 2019 to design the first London multi-tenant building to achieve BREEAM outstanding and WELL platinum accreditations.

Date
2019

Client
EDGE Technologies

Location
London Bridge, London

Gross Floor Area
40,522m² GEA

Status
Design

Our client, EDGE, is a Dutch-based developer with an international reputation for their pioneering work on sustainability and wellbeing. St Thomas Street will be their first London Project. They selected Pilbrow & Partners for the commission on the basis of our environmental analytical capabilities and our work with smart buildings.

60-68 St Thomas Street will form a notable addition to the emerging tall building cluster around the Shard. The building is drawn to the edge of its site to form a new public park between St Thomas Street and Melior Street. Landscape extends into the base of the building which is conceived as an integral part to the public realm.

The design of the building marries well-being and productivity with broader social and environmental sustainability goals. Its varied workspaces will support both established businesses and local start-ups. The building integrates EDGE’s pioneering research into smart technology and the ‘internet of things’ – Innovations that will resonate widely in future London buildings.

The building envelope has been designed to respond to the proposed surroundings and environmental conditions, enabling access to daylight whilst limiting unwanted heat loss in winter and reducing overheating in summer. The internal systems have been designed to maximise health and wellbeing whilst minimising energy consumption.

The new public park to the south and west of the building will be lush and green, increasing the site’s horticultural diversity and offering new greenspace in an area of landscape deficit.

Verdant internal landscaping, a characteristic feature of EDGE buildings extends the garden into the base of the building.