New London Architecture

Old Paradise Street

Planning Granted

Old Paradise Street will transform disused former coffee roastery site into a progressive and sustainable workplace building which can become an exemplar for low carbon and sustainable building design
Winner in the WORKING category 
Paradise will transform a neglected and disused site into a forward-looking sustainable office building which might become a test case for promoting awareness around the carbon impact of buildings.
The Old Paradise Street project will create a new workplace building on the site of the former Costa Roastery, which sits in a prominent location opposite Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery and adjacent to the historic green space of Old Paradise Gardens - part of the Lambeth Palace Conservation Area. The aim of the project is to create an exemplar low carbon and highly sustainable building that relates strongly to its context and its rich cultural heritage. It aims to set new benchmarks of environmentally friendly, low carbon construction whilst promoting occupiers’ health and wellbeing.
Zero Carbon London

Zero Carbon London

→ Targeting BREEAM Excellent and WELL Gold rating
→ Carbon negative
→ Expected to use 80 kWh/m2/yr of electricity

Paradise will replace the disused Costa Coffee roastery on Old Paradise Street and transform a neglected and disused site into 60,000 sq ft of net carbon zero work and maker space. Paradise will be a landmark timber-framed building — a cross-laminated timber structure and an extruded terracotta facade. Timber is a truly renewable material that sequesters carbon as it grows, reducing the embodied carbon of the building. The proposals are on target for almost 60 years of a negative carbon footprint. The project looks to set new benchmarks: environmentally friendly, low carbon construction as well as promoting health and wellbeing for its future occupiers.

Project information


Planning Granted




8350 sq m

Estimated completion

December 2021


5 Old Paradise St, London SE11 6AX, UK

Team Credits


Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios


Bywater Properties

Structural Engineer

Webb Yates Engineers

M&E / Sustainability Engineer

Buro Happold

Planning Consultant

RPS Group

Project Manager


Cost Consultant


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