Zero Carbon London
→ Design was reviewed against Adaptability for a Projected Climate Change Scenario based on UK Climate Projections (UKCP09)
→ BREEAM Excellent
→ EPC B
→ Wired Score Platinum
Originally a 1980s administrative headquarters, Westworks extends the life of a dilapidated building to provide high-quality sustainable commercial accommodation. Internally, the use of exposed slabs enabled enhanced floor to floor heights and a reduction of heat loads, while providing shading on the new internal south facade and adding internal blinds. Externally, the decision was made to maintain the wall to glazing ratio but to enhance the performance of the cladding system. Combined this approach resulted in a substantial reduction in peak internal loads and enhanced the building’s passive response to heat gain. The offices achieve good internal environmental conditions through displacement ventilation and LED lighting combined with daylight control and presence detection.