bankside 123 The Blue Fin building, part of Allies and Morrison’s Bankside 123 development on the South Bank, is accessible from four major rail stations. With shops and cafes at ground level, it contributes to a new urban neighbourhood. Bankside 123 features 71,525sq m of office space and 5,388sq m of retail units.
palestra Alsop Architects designed Palestra, a RIBA national award winner in 2007. The UK’s first office block to have both solar panels and wind turbines on its roof is rated as an outstanding example of sustainable design. Palestra provides flexible floorplates, totalling 37,000sq m over its 12 floors. Unusually in a large commercial building, the pod-like reception is also an exhibition space, which invites people into the building. www.southwark.gov.uk
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