Whole life and embodied carbon impact assessments conducted for offsite project

Jestico & Whiles has completed new staff offices for the Imperial War Museums group in London.

The new building, called Parkside, was built on Austral Street in Southwark by offsite construction specialist Reds10.

It will be the principal workspace for Imperial War Museums’ staff in London, acting as a central hub for more than 180 of its employees.

Techniques used on the building include 3D laser scanning and production of multiple building prototypes.

The office, which is behind the park containing the main Imperial War Museum building, includes a ground floor providing shared facilities including a cafe and breakout spaces. The two upper floors feature open workspace and meeting areas.

Parkside also uses natural ventilation and daylight to reduce energy demand, while the roof has been fitted with solar energy panels. The site includes a large cycle store for 70 bicycles and an electric car charging port.

Whole life carbon and embodied construction impact assessments were also carried out and SMART building technology installed.

As well as its main London museum - housed in one of the former homes of the Bethlem Hospital in Kennington - other Imperial War Museums sites include Daniel Libeskind’s 2002 IWM North museum building in Manchester, as well as HMS Belfast and the Churchill War Rooms in Westminster.

All pictures Matt Clayton

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