Architect/Designer: Bryden Wood
Construction Manager: Sir Robert McAlpine Mace JV
Steel and concrete installer: J Coffey Construction
Steelwork fabricator: DAM Structures (part of Severfield)
Tata Steel products: ComFlor® Beam
A new office development in Southwark, south London is being heralded as a transformational scheme that will enable the construction industry to become leaner and greener.
Located behind the Tate Modern, the project comprises two nine-storey office blocks, that will together offer close to 13,000m2 of floor space.
Known as The Forge, as the site was once occupied by a foundry, the two office blocks have been named Bronze and Phosphor.
The development is aiming to be the UK’s first net zero carbon commercial building, both constructed and operated in line with the UK’s Green Building Council’s (UKGBC) framework definition of net zero carbon buildings.
The scheme is also a pioneering innovation project and the first major commercial building to be built using a platform approach to design for manufacture and assembly (P-DfMA). The project has been awarded funding from Innovate UK for its innovative design and ground-breaking construction techniques, which has the potential to act as a catalyst for change in the construction sector.