Green light for office building on Nine Elms Park site

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Developer Quadrant has been given the go-ahead for plans to deliver a 12-storey office building on the site of the Royal Mail’s former south London depot in Nine Elms

Wandsworth Borough Council gave the green light to Quadrant to create an office building focused heavily on the occupier’s experience and interaction with nature.

Extensive internal planting, on-floor terraces, opening windows and the roof terrace will work to bring the outside in, connecting occupiers to their surroundings.

Smart technology has been weaved into the design of the office building, making the interaction between occupiers and the building both seamless and sustainable.

The building will target BREEAM Outstanding, Wired Platinum and Well Platinum-enabled.

Ultimately the development aims to nurture innovation and collaboration whilst supporting the wellbeing of occupiers.

Planning was applied for at the end of December 2020 and the scheme received support from the planning committee. Deputy chair of the planning committee, councillor Richard Field, said the designs were a “really good example of what is required for this area of London.”

“1,000 jobs, sensitivity to landscape and biodiversity is good,” he said. “What’s not to like?”

‘Collaboration, wellness, sustainability and quality’

Tristram Gethin, founding partner at Quadrant, said: “Receiving consent for Plot A is a huge step forward for this site and is exciting for us and the Nine Elms community.

“The space we’ll create here will be well suited to post-pandemic occupiers, with a focus on collaboration, wellness, sustainability and quality.”

“With the US Embassy and Apple creating a new campus close by, we expect strong demand for office space in Nine Elms.

“The considered design we have developed is aimed at accommodating the wide variety of occupiers seeking out offices that nurture innovation and creativity.”

Construction is due to start this summer.

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