Derwent_White Collar Factory


Evaluation

Pre-evaluation

Highly recognised for developing fine office buildings, Derwent’s approach to its White Collar Factory scheme resulted in this scheme achieving strong marketplace recognition before it was even built – and much acclaim since.

Located on a corner block at the intersection of the City of London’s financial district and ‘Tech City’ in the buzzy Shoreditch neighbourhood, the vision was to incorporate and cater for both – as its name so deftly suggests.

Designed by AHMM, White Collar Factory demonstrates extensive innovation – its lofty sectional heights, thermal strategy, and building amenities (including a high-level running track with full panoramic views over London). The 16-storey building is situated on a corner of a city block, and the overall scheme also encompasses residential and retail uses in new and adapted legacy buildings, all surrounding Old Street Yard – a publicly accessible landscaped outdoor space, at the centre.

Extending their innovative approach, Derwent commissioned ZZA to pre-evaluate all the scheme’s components from design information, applying our user research knowledge to optimise future users’ experience.



© Matt Chisnall / Derwent London

© Matt Chisnall / Derwent London
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