Full of quality materials, finishes, details and playfulness
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris for Derwent London
Contract value: Confidential
Following research by architect and client into why tenants often prefer refurbished Victorian industrial buildings to new-builds, the White Collar Factory is a new-build reinvention of a refurbished office typology. The outcome is an exemplary development full of quality materials, finishes, details and playfulness; alongside public and community-spirited generosity, innovation and experimentation (plus lots of lovely concrete).
Six buildings surround a public space including the retention and refurbishment of two corner buildings that help embed the development into the existing context. The buildings house offices, studios, incubator space, restaurants and apartments. The ambition and level of innovation of the brief and concept development is high.