The existing 1960s building – a former stationery office and later a Crown Court – provided a starting point for Fabrix and design team to develop an office building with generous volumes and adaptable floor plates of up to 40,000 sq ft. Using the existing foundations and retaining the first two storeys, Symmetrys introduced a lightweight hybrid steel and CLT frame, with the ability to support the urban forest – and its 1300 tonnes of soil and 1.5m deep tree pits – at the heart of the brief.
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The re-use of existing foundations reduced the embodied carbon energy
Lightweight Hybrid Steel and CLT Frame support London’s Largest Roof Top Urban Forest