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Thames waterfront office scheme gets green light

Developer Landsec has received planning permission for the redevelopment of Red Lion Court, Bankside, part of its ongoing development pipeline to create a green office cluster in Southwark, south London.

The new Red Lion Court development will deliver 21,300m2 of Grade A offices, retail and open public space on the banks of the River Thames.

Floorplates at the Bjarke Ingels Group designed scheme will range from 1,670m2 to 2,470m2 with access to outdoor spaces on every floor, an extensive communal roof terrace and views over the river into the City.

The scheme been designed to be net-zero in both construction and operation. By reusing part of the existing building, and prioritising low carbon and recycled materials, Landsec said it will meet or exceed GLA and Southwark policy in terms of sustainability, biodiversity and energy efficiency.

The completed building will be fully electric and feature a Sustainable Urban Drainage System which repurposes rainwater for future use. It will target WELL Core Platinum and BREEAM ‘Outstanding’.

Oliver Knight, Head of Workplace at Landsec said: “As new working patterns solidify, people are choosing to travel to their place of work more regularly if it offers them an easy and well-connected commute, opportunities to collaborate with clients and colleagues, plus somewhere to socialise and experience something new outside of work. Red Lion Court delivers a landmark office with restaurants, bars and cultural institutions like the Tate Modern on its doorstep.”

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