1 Valentine Place, SE1
Occupying the site of a former petrol station, this seven-storey office building reduces in mass to the south to reflect the nature of surrounding buildings. Constructed from an in situ reinforced concrete frame structure, it is clad with anodised aluminium unitised façade system and fitted out to Category A standard, achieving BREEAM Excellent. Internally, the concrete frame is exposed, offering passive thermal mass. Incorporated renewable and low carbon technologies reduce energy use by around 40 per cent.