White Collar Factory

London, United Kingdom


Sixteen Story 237,000 sq ft  Unitised Façade office tower Construction completed in H1 2017. The White Collar Factory office tower is part of a larger campus including two existing and three new buildings surrounding a public open space, connected to the street via a series of public alleys and passages.


The project is a multi-award winning:

2018 RICS Winner Commercial (London) category

RIBA London Award 2018 and RIBA National Award

2018EG Creative Spaces Award

BCO National Award 2018 for innovation

MIPIM UK Visionary Building of the year award 2016

More Key Facts:

The floor to ceilings offers about 500mm more room than other commercial building.

The office space ventilation is naturally with opening windows behind grills.

The concrete structure provides thermal mass and carries the servicing which are visible to the building user

There is a running track on the roof


The facades comprise of natural anodised and polyester powder coated unitised curtain wall, with both solid insulated profiled metal panels and fixed high-performance vision glazing. The system also includes a large number of glazed opening windows, which put building occupants in charge of their environment – providing fresh air and visual connections. At ground level, there are bespoke steel framed entrances and fixed glazed facades, incorporating revolving doors, high-performance vision glazing and glass channel facades.
At roof level, there are timber plant screens around the terraces, which incorporate a running track and external amenity space for the use if the building occupants.


The plant screen was made up of SIOO treated western red cedar sourced from a sustainable source in the UK
The circular porthole windows are unique to the project and were designed, tested, manufactured and installed by Yuanda


A large portion of the façade has a featured bespoke anodised sheet. The development and procurement of this sheet was managed in the UK and assembled in the Shenyang Facility in Main Land China. They were delivered on time and to the right quality first time and on time


The use of monorail installation for the façade installation reduce tower crane requirements and better installation rates


Derwent London


AHMM Architects

Main Contractor


Facade Consultant

ARUP Façade Consultant


UK, London, Old Street roundabout


Commercial Office

Contract Type

JCT Design and Building Sub-Contract Conditions 2011 Edition


Completed in February 2018

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