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Metropolis: Mass Timber hybrid extension delivering high-value workspace

08 May 2024
The Timber Stage
The Timber Stage

Metropolis is the deep retrofit of the Woolworth’s HQ building designed by Richard Seifert. Designed to be net zero in operation the project has also saved an estimated 25,000 tonnes of embodied carbon through building retention, mass timber extension and fossil-free fuel in operation.  Delivering an exceptional product to future occupiers, the design incorporates around 15% amenity space including gardens, roof terraces, shared amenities and end of journey facilities . Come and hear from the team on the particular challenges faced to achieve the project including:

  • improvements to building fabric while retaining as much of the historic facades as possible 
  • the design, approvals and insurance procedures needed to build out of exposed mass timber
  • delivering amenity-rich, sustainable workplaces for occupiers
Lauren Lemcke, Senior Cost Consultant - MGAC
Ben Cross, Creative Real Estate Developer
Philip Turner, Director - Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Sofi Zickerman-White, Associate Director - LifeProven
William Foster, Partner, London Office Leasing - Knight Frank
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