GDM are appointed directly by Derwent London as MEP agent and monitoring and consultant to ensure the integrity of the design is not compromised. Our duties also include monitoring the quality of the installation, maintainability and that the testing and commissioning is professionally completed.

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White Collar Factory, London

Client: Derwent London

White Collar Factory is a new 237,000 sqft landmark office building to revolutionise the workplace, an innovative and sustainable design for the future clustered around a new public courtyard, an additional five low rise buildings offer 39,200 sqft of flexible workspace and three restaurants a new campus for London designed by Architects AHMM.

As a naturally-ventilated spec-office with a focus on smart servicing, flexibility and adaptation to future uses and likely future climate, the White Collar Factory (WCF) at Old Street Yard is a brave and bold iteration of our five-year research project for Derwent London. A 16-storey tower is placed at the epicentre of London’s Tech City; Silicon Roundabout. A series of new alleys and passages connect a new public realm and the tower to two retained buildings and three new ones, all between four to five storeys. Together, they offer a mix of living and incubator working spaces to make a new place in the city. Featuring long spans, flexible floor plates, operable windows, generous volumes and robust construction, the tower represents a new type of office building that takes its cue from the multi-level factory typology. Now on site, the project has already become a trademark for a building type that combines the efficiencies of a new build with the character of a 19th century warehouse.


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