• 5 November 2018

Vibrant new offices approved at 47 Tanner Street

Waterman are delighted to be taking the design forward on 47 Tanner Street for Vantage, a joint venture partnership between Legal & General Capital and PGGM.

The design, led by award-winning architects SPPARC and project managers Blackburn & Co, will transform the former three-storey Victorian warehouse into a vibrant new seven-storey commercial office, creating 5,770 m2 of office space which is capable of accommodating over 500 people.

Located within the Bermondsey Street Conservation area near London Bridge, the building was once used for a range of activities and pop-up events, including the early series of the BBC’s hit television show Dragons’ Den.

The new scheme will have a simple brick façade that complements the materials and proportions of the existing warehouse. The exciting geometric design of the additional floors will oversail the existing frontage with setback glazed tiers forming outdoor terraces at fourth, sixth and roof level. The envelope of the new vertical extension features exposed steel horizontal structures that separate the floors. Incorporating expressed vertical fins with high-performance glass on the upper two floors will help to control solar gain and optimise daylight penetration.

Our building services and structures experts have worked closely with SPPARC to carefully coordinate the exposed Cat A services strategy to integrate with the building’s new structure, creating a flexible contemporary work place. The lightweight steel structure simplifies construction and allows the building to be adapted in the future as part of the holistic strategy to future proof the development. Sustainability features are key for this BREEAM ‘Excellent’ scheme, including energy efficient heat pump technology and high efficiency LED lighting technology.

Our structures team have also designed the new basement which has been closely coordinated with the complex constraints of the tight site, below ground sewer network and existing foundations. The basement will accommodate new plant, cycle parking and shower facilities for the occupiers.

Karen Telling, Director of Waterman Structures, commented; “We are delighted to work with Legal & General on this exciting development in one of London’s most popular districts. The high-quality scheme will provide a fantastic workplace with the flexibility to accommodate a diverse range of occupiers.”

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