Darling Associates Architects has been appointed by Cube Real Estate to design Eden Campus, a new 32,000sqm workplace campus in Kingston Upon Thames set to be occupied by British-Dutch multinational consumer goods company Unilever.
Darling Associates have designed this major scheme using BIM protocols throughout the especially challenging Covid-19 lockdown, with highly efficient remote working from the entire project team.
The plans for Eden Campus comprise two-interlinked office buildings, a new residential building with more than 150 homes, a modern car park designed for electric vehicles and cycles.
Eden Campus will sensitively integrate into the local context, respecting the historic townscape of Kingston with all four key buildings situated within a high quality green urban setting, designed by award winning landscape architects Gillespies. Throughout the scheme there will be an emphasis on fostering biodiversity. As part of the project, The Hogsmill, one of London’s lost rivers, will be restored with natural banks, reed beds and local species planted.
The aspiration of the scheme is to be carbon net zero in operation, with efficient office layouts, high performance insulation, considered material selection and rooftop photovoltaics. In addition to this the scheme will connect to Kingston’s proposed district heating supply.
Extensive and effective online consultation has been carried out in coordination with the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames, Greater London Authority, Design South East and key local stakeholders.