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Waugh Thistleton reveals timber East London office

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Timber construction pioneer Waugh Thistleton has revealed plans for this 8,360mwooden structure on Leonard Circus in Shoredtich, East London


The project for the Ethical Property Company, will replace an existing 1970s office building on the site just off Old Street. 

With a structure entirely built from cross-laminated timber and glulam, the building features five quadrants separated by deep voids within the floor space. 

The building has been designed to be flexible allowing it to be let to a single tenant or split up into smaller commercial spaces. 

Arranged around a large central core and foyer, the nine-storey scheme features gardens on multiple levels which provide informal meeting areas and green spaces. 

It also includes a ground floor, glazed shop or restaurant space which open directly onto the newly landscaped Leonard Circus. 

Andrew Waugh, director of Waugh Thistleton, said: ‘Building in timber offers a number of advantages, including minimised time on site and associated sound and waste disturbance. This translates to less impact on adjacent occupiers, street users and surrounding community.’ 

Conrad Peberdy, director of development for Ethical Property, added: ‘This is a really exciting scheme that can transform one of the key development sites in Shoreditch by creating a truly iconic building.’ 

Waugh Thistleton's scheme for the Ethical Property Company

Waugh Thistleton’s scheme for the Ethical Property Company

Project data 

Location Leonard Circus, East London
Type of project office
Client The Ethical Property Company
Architect Waugh Thistleton
Area 8,360m2

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