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Workplace 

Plantworks

Kings Cross, London

  • Client: Sturgeon Capital
  • Architect: MWA
  • Scope: Refurbishment / Fit Out
  • All materials and excavation delivered through tight surface level tunnel and over masonry arches, non-traditional craneage scheme utilised
  • Movement monitoring of adjacent grade II listed buildings
  • Complex green roof system to support SuDS and BREEAM Excellent

Plantworks is a pioneering workspace built with integrated urban plantation and designed to nurture the wellbeing and success of everyone who encounters it.

With the current era of ‘working from home’ highlighting the need for nature and biodiversity in our lives, this actively growing building is full of living walls, plants and harvest crops all ready for its future occupants. Biophilic design – bringing the outside in – is proven to make people happier, more creative and harder working. And who doesn’t want to step away from their desk to pick fresh salad leaves, herbs and fruit for their lunch?

The end result stands testament to the project having such a courageous and dedicated client team who have successfully delivered an attractive, modern and sustainable commercial development with a low environmental impact.

Images © Edmund Sumner