White Lion Street

White Lion Street is a new seven-storey office building in the heart of Angel, Islington. The proposed design has a refined exposed aesthetic with concrete beams, taking cues from neighbouring buildings. It introduces a contemporary identity through materiality and an open floorplate design, creating a much-needed workspace in the area.

The façade has been carefully considered with brick, stone and anodized windows to provide an elegant and robust quality, adding depth and texture. Internally, the design draws on the history of the building which previously accommodated textile weavers. This industrial aesthetic has been refined through patterned metal panelling, and the structure rationised to reduce the number of columns on the open floor plate to provide a large, flexible space.

The massing at the rear of the building is broken down to help balance the weight of the building and soften the view. In turn, this has created a large roof terrace with seating and biodiversity with wildflower planting. An analysis, undertaken by GPAD and presented during planning, has shown that these external spaces in office buildings improve productivity and physical and mental well being within the workspace.

Key moves across the design were made to ensure a high level of sustainability; rain water attenuation was proposed in the form of a Blue Roof technology and will be used in conjunction with a green roof. Photo Voltaic Panels and an air source heat pump are also provided to lower the building’s carbon footprint and provide a secondary energy source.

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