The Will Alsop design for the Palestra development in Southwark was launched last week at the RIBA. The 12-storey office building is being funded by developer Blackfriars Investments and Royal London Asset Management, and is directly opposite Southwark Underground station. The project team includes quantity surveyor Atkins Faithful & Gould, project manager Insignia Richard Ellis and structural and mechanical engineer Buro Happold.