Jestico + Whiles-designed scheme built by Reds10

Offsite construction specialist Reds10 has completed new staff offices for the Imperial War Museums in London.

The new building, called Parkside, was designed by Jestico + Whiles and has been built on Austral Street in Southwark.

It will be the principal workspace for Imperial War Museums’ staff in London, acting as a central hub for over 180 of its employees.

Techniques used on the building include 3D laser scanning and production of multiple building prototypes.

The office includes a ground floor providing shared facilities including a cafe and breakout spaces. The two upper floors feature open workspace and meeting areas.

Parkside also uses natural ventilation and daylight to reduce energy demand, while the roof has been fitted with solar energy panels. The site includes a large cycle store for 70 bicycles and an electric car charging port.

Whole life carbon and embodied construction impact assessments were also carried out and SMART building technology installed.

As well as its main London site in Lambeth, other Imperial War Museums venues include its museum in Manchester, HMS Belfast, moored on the river Thames near London Bridge, and the Churchill War Rooms in Westminster.

All pictures Matt Clayton