The AIA UK Chapter cordially invites you to the next in our ongoing series of building tours:
70 Wilson Office Building By A Studio
Post-Tour discussion and drinks.
Meeting Point: Crossing of Wilson and Worship Street
This former 1980s office building, and an adjacent Grade II listed building have been refurbished and extended in collaboration with Low Carbon Workplace (Columbia Threadneedle Investments, Stanhope and The Carbon Trust) to create a highly efficient, future-proof office space based on low carbon standards. To achieve such a striking result within budget the designers had to work within the limits of the buildings existing structure, enabling a 25% increase in the net floor area through rationalising the floor layouts and adding a two-storey steel-framed roof extension.
The new envelope is designed to respond to the site’s orientation and the adjacent building massing, both in maximising environmental performance and expression of scale. The patinated copper cladding makes the building a distinctive contemporary warehouse whilst in keeping with the surrounding red brick buildings. The result is a building that performs as well as an equivalent new building.
1.5 CES Credit (minimum) is available and places are limited.
Tickets are £3 / £5 for members/non-members, and all proceeds benefit the Noel Hill Travel Bursary. Please register online by clicking the tickets button.
For more information about the project, click here.