Structural timber brings net zero to Paradise


A disused Costa Coffee roastery in Vauxhall is set to become an exemplar in sustainable design and construction with a strong focus on health and wellbeing for occupiers and the local community.

The six storey development is targeting a WELL Gold rating, a BREEAM 2018 Outstanding rating and Wired Score Platinum. To help achieve these ratings it has been designed with exposed timber, high levels of natural light and good ventilation.

The use of timber for the structure will help the building to achieve net zero carbon. The sequestered carbon contained in the timber is sufficient to offset the embodied carbon emissions generated during the construction process as well as the first 60 years of operational carbon emissions.

Planning permission was granted in the summer of 2020 and completion is expected in early 2023.

Read the full case study on Paradise on Wood for Good.