Regal London has won the Evening Standard Eco Living Award for Dalston Works (18 May 2018). The accolade recognises the outstanding sustainable credentials of the largest (by mass) cross laminated timber building in Europe.
Designed by Waugh Thistleton Architects and engineered by Rambol, the mixed-use development provides 121 private rental and shared ownership homes and over 3,460 sqm of commercial space.
The sustainability credentials of the building are significant with approximately 50 percent reduction in the embodied carbon of the structure compared to a traditional concrete frame building. The timber also acts as carbon storage with over 2,600 tonnes of C02 locked into the material. This effectively makes the building carbon negative for the first years of its usage.
Dalston Works is a milestone in sustainable construction and has been used as the backdrop for Nicky Gavron AM to launch her White Paper on unlocking London’s housing supply through the use of off-site manufactured homes: ‘Designed, Sealed, Delivered’. Dalston Works has appeared on the BBC and B1M as well as featuring in numerous publications. It was officially opened on 6th July 2017 by Councillor Stops.
Paul Eden and Simon De Friend, Joint CEOs of Regal London, commented: “We are delighted to receive this award for Dalston Works, a development which showcases how the use of forward-thinking sustainable materials like CLT are helping deliver exceptional and sustainable homes and places of work for the capital.”