The Greenwich Design District has been listed as one of the “Five buildings to watch out for in 2020” by the sector leading Architects Journal. The one-hectare site on the Greenwich Peninsula will be formed of 16 buildings and the Scotch Partners Sustainability team is helping it to achieve a BREEAM rating. Eight architects have been commissioned by developers Knight Dragon to work on two buildings each, bringing the development to life with a vibrant cluster of affordable workspaces, galleries, studios, incubators, start-ups, and above all, inspiring ‘free thinking’.
The Scotch Partners sustainability team have been involved from the early stages, working with the whole design team to ensure sustainability is embedded in the scheme. The buildings are targeting a BREEAM Excellent rating under BREEAM New Construction 2014. Whilst independent in their designs, the sustainability strategy has been applied and adapted across all buildings to ensure high environmental performance. Working with the full design team, the buildings have been designed to optimise natural daylighting and have utilised a passive-led design approach to minimise the use of mechanical ventilation and cooling. Additionally, all buildings have been designed to be highly energy efficient by connecting to a low carbon district heating network and will be fitted with low flow sanitaryware fittings.
“We are delighted to be working on the Greenwich Design District project and it is very exciting to have it listed as one of AJ’s five buildings to watch out for,” said Imogen Christodoulou, Senior Sustainability Consultant at Scotch, “With the site designed to provide affordable workspaces for the creative sector, it already has social sustainability at its core and we have worked hard with the whole team to ensure it excels in environmental sustainability as well.”
The creation of the design district is the latest phase in Knight Dragon’s 20-year development of Greenwich Peninsula – one of the largest regeneration projects in London. It is due to be open to its first tenants in 2020.