White Lion Street

White Lion Street will see the replacement of an existing two-storey building in the heart of Angel, with a new-build seven-storey, plus basement, workplace, providing 68,555 sq ft of office floorspace, including 3,000 sqft to provide three B1/D1 units. GPAD secured planning consent for the building in 2018, with further amendments in 2019, and helped guide the project through the planning process, including through Islington’s Design Review Panels.

The design of the building has been carefully considered to complement its surroundings, whilst also taking cues from the exposed-services industrial aesthetic. The facades of the building will be expressed through brick and stone and detailed to add depth and pattern. The design will also draw on the history of the building, which formerly accommodated weavers; the reception and lift lobby walls are clad in laser cut metal panels with a pattern alluding to this history, with recurring design motifs throughout.

Internally, lightwells to the basement, exposed concrete soffits and meticulously design exposed services are only some of the design highlights. The structure has been rationalised to reduce the number of columns on the open floor plate to provide a large, flexible space. All beams are flush with the soffit to maximise floor-to-ceiling heights, and large spanning high-quality pre-case concrete planks are utilised to provide both the structure and the finished product, which add to the buildings refined industrial aesthetic.

The building has been designed to ensure the high sustainability aspirations of the project team are realised, with a goal of achieving BCO 2019, BREEAM Excellent and WELL Gold accreditation. Rainwater attenuation is proposed in the form of Blue Roof technology, in which water is retained at roof level and drains at a slower rate, and will be used in conjunction with greenery and wildflower planting. Photovoltaic panels are provided at roof level to lower the building’s carbon footprint and provide a secondary energy source, and a UKPN substation is located on site with the provision for future network heating expansion.

Project Name: White Lion Street
Project Address: 10-14 White Lion Street, N1 9PD
Client: Maurice Investments
Size: 75,000 sqft
Contract Value: £20m
Status: On site