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Timber Square

25 Lavington Street, London SE1 0NZ
Local Authority:
Mixed use

Description of Timber Square

Timber Square at 25 Lavington Street is a mixed-use development in Bankside, London SE1.

A mix of refurbishment and redevelopment providing approx. 370,000 sq ft of space.

The scheme will be constructed using a steel and timber hybrid structure, saving 6,000 tonnes of carbon compared to traditional design.

The site comprises two adjoining buildings referred to as the ‘East’ and ‘West’ buildings.

The West Building will be a new 15-storey building positioned at right angles to the street and adjacent to the hotel. The form and layout of the building have been designed to create a new south-facing public space between the two buildings, which benefits from the midday sun.

The East Building will be 8 storeys tall once completed. A lot of the existing structure will be kept comprehensive refurbishment will be carried out and the height of the building will be increased using lightweight steel and timber construction. By retaining the lower floors, embodied carbon can be reduced, less waste created and disruption for people living and working nearby will be minimised.


2020 November - Landsec and Laing O’Rourke sign a pre-construction services agreement (PCSA) for the final design and planning of the main construction of £195M Timber Square development.

2020 March - Planning application submitted for the redevelopment of the site including partial demolition of existing buildings and erection of two buildings including the basement and above ground development of 10 and 15 storeys (in addition to plant) to provide office use (Class B1), retail use (Class A1), flexible retail and leisure (A1/A3, A3/A4, D2/A3/A4), landscaping, public realm, highway works, disabled car parking, cycle parking, plant and associated works. Southwark Council ref. no. 20/AP/1009.

2018 - Developer Landsec acquired the site in December 2018.

Neighbouring Buildings
East - The Crane Building across Ewer Street.
North - Europoint House across Lavington Street.
East - 15 Great Suffolk Street.

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The nearest tube, train and bus stations.
Southwark Underground Station
Lavington Street
381, N343, N381

News: (1)

Landsec and Laing O’Rourke have today signed a pre-construction services agreement (PCSA) for the final design and planning of the main construction of £195M Timber Square development in Southwark.

The start date is yet to be confirmed for the scheme which comprises of circa 370,000 sq ft of mixed-use space, including 350,000 sq ft of Grade A offices, affordable workspace, roof terraces and enhanced public realm bringing new connections and open public space to Bankside.

Landsec’s Head of Development, David Heaford, commented: “We have completed a rigorous assessment process to reach this stage. We are delighted to be working with a globally-recognised contractor to deliver this exciting, sustainable development which focuses on connecting communities within a net-zero carbon scheme.”

The development will retain circa 90% of the existing building and use a hybrid steel frame and timber structure, significantly reducing embodied carbon, construction traffic, demolition waste and local air pollution. Low carbon and recycled materials will also be used across the development.

The scheme is 10 years ahead of UKGBC net zero carbon targets for energy intensity reduction targets.

Ceire O’Rourke, Director of UK Clients & Markets at Laing O’Rourke added: “We are excited at being appointed preferred bidder to deliver Timber Square, which is a bold and pioneering project with sustainability at its core. Our unique operating model, based on digital engineering, precision manufacturing at our factory in the east Midlands and assembly on site, will help us bring to life LandSec’s vision of modern buildings which support sustainable living and working in the heart of London.

“Our team will now bring the power of their experience to the table to work closely with the client team and make this stunning project a reality.”

19/11/2020 09:38 by Buildington

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