C2 Greenwich Peninsula | SIP Cladding Project

About the project

ARCHITECT: Mole Architects


System Products:

172mm Tek SIP Panel 

The panels are typically 1220mm wide and can be as long as 7.5 metres in length to suit each individual project. https://sipbuilduk.co.uk/sip-walls/

WBP Plywood

Tyvek Fire Curb Membrane

Commercial Structure – tbc + *2019

The costs provided are totally indicative and should be used informatively and not part of any detailed budgeting process. How long is a piece of string comes to mind!!! https://sipbuilduk.co.uk/sip-cost/

We do hope however that this helps to provide a picture of what can be achieved with our structures within different budget ranges.

The Greenwich Peninsula urban development project represents a significant transformation of an industrial site into a vibrant creative hub. Spearheaded by the vision to foster a dynamic community of creative professionals, the project includes the construction of workspace buildings designed by a diverse group of eight architects. Among these, Mole Architects‘ creations, buildings C2 and D2, stand out for their innovative designs that reflect a blend of historical inspiration and modern sustainability practices.

Building C2 draws its inspiration from a 1950s photograph, embodying a design that balances robust industrial aesthetics with contemporary architectural elements. Its counterpart, D2, affectionately known as the ‘Rhomboid’, showcases a more playful and colourful design. Its façade is distinguished by pyramid-profiled cladding and dichroic glass fins, creating a lively and ever-changing exterior that mirrors the creative energy of the Design District it resides in.

"Design District has been designed to work together. There are small spaces, shared spaces, larger units and co-working spaces in recognition that creative businesses are not all the same. We’ve pictured the kinds of spaces that have served creative businesses well in the past, to create somewhere that meets the needs and desires of this industry. Our two buildings make use of top light, creating light-filled top-floor studios: a sawtooth roof for Ziggurat and a butterfly roof for Rhomboid."

Both buildings are exemplary models of sustainable construction, employing cross-laminated timber to reduce carbon footprints and enhance energy efficiency. This choice of material not only supports the environmental goals of the project but also contributes to the aesthetic and functional design of the spaces. The buildings are designed to be adaptable, catering to a wide range of creative enterprises through flexible leasing arrangements, thereby promoting a diverse and inclusive creative community.

The project’s urban design, master planned by HNNA, thoughtfully integrates these buildings into the larger fabric of the Greenwich Peninsula. This integration is achieved through the careful planning of pedestrian-friendly spaces and the creation of a cohesive environment that encourages collaboration and innovation among its inhabitants. The emphasis on creating a district that supports and nurtures the creative industries reflects a forward-thinking approach to urban development, blending architectural excellence with a commitment to community building and environmental sustainability.

The Press | The Greenwich Design District makes it onto the Time magazine World’s Greatest Places 2021

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Image credits | Mole Architects, Taran Wilkhu,  Gareth Gardener and SIP Build UK

"Working with a wide range of architects has resulted in multiple styles of building and types of space. This variety has helped us to attract an eclectic group of creative businesses who work and think in divergent ways. We are finding that this mix of businesses has created a unique environment for companies looking to shake things up after extended periods of working from home. Being a part of this wider creative community, just one minute from North Greenwich tube station and 20 minutes from London City airport, will help creative businesses at all scales to make great work, attract innovative clients and inspire brilliant teams."

sips construction site

"After an initial enquiry from the architects to discover the viability of hanging Corten Rainscreen on SIP panels we assured them through the strength and pull-out data that this was indeed very possible. The site through up the usual London access and loading / unloading challenges as well as a site that had very little space to manoeuvre around. Our experience and years of working on difficult and tight sites paid dividends! The use of the 172mm panel allowed the architects greater thermal performance and the achieved air tightness that was desirable. The buildings are iconic and we will look back in years to come with immense pride at being involved with such landmark schemes."

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Greenwich Design District (C2, C3 & D2) was shortlisted in the Offsite Awards 2022 for: Commercial Project of the Year, which was entered by B&K Structures, Engenuiti & Whitby Wood.