Native Land gets approval for 18-storey office building at Bankside Yards

Native Land gets approval for 18-storey office building at Bankside Yards
Building 1 Image: Native Land

Native Land has received approval from the London Borough of Southwark for Building 1, an 80,000-sq-ft sustainable office building at its Bankside Yards development.

The company will develop an 18-storey office building that sits in a prime riverside location in Bankside, with the office floors benefiting from rare and uninterrupted views of St Paul’s Cathedral, the City and the Thames.

The project will target the growing market for well located, smaller, higher quality workspaces, reflecting the needs of some high value companies that want prime accommodation and amenity in a compact footprint.

Designed by Make Architects, Building 1 will be part of Bankside Yards’s 5th generation energy network – which will make the estate the UK’s first ever major mixed-use scheme to be netzerocarbon in operation.

The building sits above Blackfriars Station, connecting it directly to the City and wider South East region, including the lifescience and knowledge hubs at King’s Cross and Cambridge. 

Jay Squier, Executive Director at Native Land, said: “The polarisation of London’s office market is becoming clearer as the ‘flight to quality’ continues. The recent tenant signings at Arbor, our first commercial building at Bankside Yards, exemplify the trend and we see ‘Building 1’ as a continuation of this. We are aiming to exceed expectations for the modern, green and healthy workplace in an unrivalled riverside location with outstanding sustainability credentials and views of the City of London.”

Alasdair Nicholls, CEO at Native Land, said: “The strength of our joint venture partnership with Amcorp Properties, HPL and Temasek has been pivotal in our creation of a new London landmark in Bankside Yards and in truly outstanding buildings, such as ‘Building 1’. As a business, we thrive on making complex mixed-use buildings work in urban contexts. Our objective remains to continue building partnership relationships that allow us to extend these skills and expertise.”