New canal side campus is one of the largest CLT and Glulam office buildings in Europe
May 2022 – GRAHAM has completed the design and build of The Gramophone Works, a new landmark development offering premium workspace in Notting Hill, London.
Over the course of the construction programme, GRAHAM refurbished and extended the former home of Saga Records to provide 65,000 sq ft of new and refurbished commercial space for small and medium businesses. This includes communal amenities, cycle storage, a café, large open plan working areas and green areas at ground and roof levels.
Located next to the Grand Union Canal in west London, the building’s architecture seamlessly integrates into the historic and social fabric of the external environment through new brick and glazed façades added to all elevations, referencing both the building’s rich, industrial heritage and cultural significance.
The addition of a lightweight glass and CLT and Glulam structure, constructed using the latest in timber technology, emphasises the development’s commitment to reducing its environmental impact, establishing it as an exemplar of low carbon development as well as one of the largest CLT and Glulam office building in Europe.
The scheme’s sustainable approach is further emphasised through the adoption of existing structural elements, reducing waste and construction activity, as well as the implementation of photovoltaic solar panels, reducing energy consumption. As a result of these efforts, the scheme was awarded the Environmental Prize Winner at the New London Awards in 2021.
Rob Joyce, Graham’s London office director, said: “It’s great to see this state-of-the-art commercial campus come to life and officially launch to the business community. We’re proud to have played a central role in the delivery of this transformative development that we feel has set a high standard for sustainability and architecturally led design.”