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Plans in for next mini Shard office block

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Developer Edge has revealed plans for another office development in the London Bridge area surrounding the iconic Shard structure.

Known as Edge London Bridge, the state-of-the-art building aims to turn the 23,500m2 26-storey commercial tower into London’s most sustainable office block. The design aims to achieve a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating and a WELL Platinum certification.

Edge said there will be a strong focus on tenant wellbeing and so the development will include a new park adjacent to the building. The green space will connect to the ground floor area of the office block, which will contain numerous public amenities.

The green landscaping surrounding the scheme will continue into the building with generous displays of vegetation on balconies.

The developer also said that underfloor air supply in combination with natural ventilation will provide optimal air quality, which together with good natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows and radiant cooling, will give a healthy environment for users.

The façade of Edge London Bridge is said to celebrate the character of the area’s Victorian engineering heritage with plenty of shading and closed elements to avoid unwanted thermal gains and losses. This will contribute to a reduction in regulated carbon emissions.

Designed by architects Pilbrow and Partners, the project could start on site next year.

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