10 July 2017
The Black and White building, located in Shoreditch, has won the NLA Awards – Unbuilt Offices Category.
Designed to cater to the area’s renowned cluster of start-up businesses, Black and White 2 as the project is informally known, will provide purpose-built co-working space in one of the largest cross-laminated timber (CLT) buildings in London.
The new building at 74 Rivington Street in Shoreditch will replace the existing Black and White Building, which has been operating as an Office Group location after being given a light-touch refurbishment by BuckleyGrayYeoman in 2013. As a new building designed with an eye on the former industrial conversions in the Shoreditch area, 74 Rivington Street will build on the success of the Black and White Building, delivering characterful space purpose-built for co-working.
74 Rivington Street will be built using a structure based on CLT panels and Glue-laminated beams, and will be one of the largest commercial new builds in the UK to take advantage of the construction method, which offers environmental benefits through reduced carbon emissions and saves time on site thanks to off-site construction.
See the full winners list here.