New London Architecture

The Black & White Building - New London Awards 2023

Winner in the Workplace Category and Mayor's Prize

The Black & White Building is a landmark mass-timber office that sets new standards for sustainable work space in Central London and beyond. With a hybrid engineered timber superstructure comprising a beech LVL frame with CLT slabs and core, the seven-storey, 4,480 sqm mass-timber building in Shoreditch sets out to demonstrate that timber is not just a viable alternative to the conventional concrete and steel used to build offices, but the preferable option when it comes to performance and sustainability.

Recognised as a milestone achievement across international media (with more than 200 pieces of coverage to date), and called an ‘eco office block miracle’ by the Guardian's architecture critic Olly Wainwright, The Black & White Building is a call to kickstart a new era of architecture, founded on low-carbon construction, circular thinking, and natural materials.

Team credits

TOG (The Office Group)

Waugh Thistleton

Structural Engineer
Eckersley O'Callaghan

M&E / Sustainability Engineer

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