17-storey hybrid timber London tower gets green light
Transport for London has got the green light to build a 17-storey hybrid timber office building above Southwark Station in South London.
The net zero-carbon office development is designed to be one of the greenest and healthiest large-scale commercial buildings in the UK.
Designed by architect Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, the 75m tall building is a cross laminated timber design allowing it to also achieve industry-leading embodied carbon reductions of 40%.
The building will directly extract waste heat from the Tube station below to help heat it and minimise its energy consumption.Alongside next-generation air source heat pumps, solar panels and high-performance building materials, the development will achieve a 44% reduction in operational carbon emissions.
The 300,000 sq ft development is anticipated to be completed in the mid-2020s.
Scott Anderson, Head of Property Development at TfL, said: "It is fantastic that we have been given the go-ahead for our office and retail development above Southwark Tube.
"This world-class development will create a new landmark for this part of London whilst providing vital revenue to support public transport across London.
Original Source: Construction Enquirer