London | UK
Number One is a new-build, located in the vicinity of Wimbledon Station with a total area of 9,750 sqm, mainly of office use extended across 10 floors plus 2 basement levels. The ground floor contains a mezzanine, part of which is used as the public area. Besides that, in the basement, there are showers, cycle storage, and a gym, easily accessible from the street via a powered ‘Cycle Escalator’. The project has just received a planning approval and at the beginning of 2021, it is planned to move to RIBA Stage 3 and prepare for demolition works.
One of the most important key points of this design is to achieve an all-electric building able to fully exploit the statutory decarbonization of the UK Grid by 2030 - with long term Circular Economy principles in mind from the outset. In addition, taking into account the current situation in the world, work is being carried out in the consideration of the post-covid improvements that will allow the space to adapt to the most difficult social circumstances that may occur in the future.
The project provides mainly column-free spaces based on a 1.5m grid for the most ergonomic functioning, however, at the same time, it opens the way to the variation of other adaptations throughout the building cycle. Natural light is available from at least two sides of each floor. There are also new greeneries provided on the roof as well as terraces. The façade of the building is predominantly made of brick and is designed to uphold the character and architectural traditions of Wimbledon.
Date | 2018-2020
Client | Kingston FG ltd
Area | 9,750 sqm
Use | Commercial
Status | Planning Approved
Role | Architectural Assistant (RIBA Part 2) - MATT Architecture
Scope of Work | RIBA Stage 1-3