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Verde SW1 

Verde SW1 is a state-of-the-art, office-led redevelopment in the heart of the Victoria submarket in London’s West End. Completed in 2017, the building will provide a total of 317,083 SF of net internal area, along with six expansive roof gardens totaling over 20,000 SF and offering stunning views across the London skyline with Buckingham Palace a stones throw away.

Verde SW1 was originally developed in 1995, and was occupied in its entirety by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG), a UK Government body. Tishman Speyer acquired the property in January 2012.

The project was unique as the developer gave up valuable office space to retro fit the new external terraces dubbed 'the park in the sky'.


James worked on the design from the outset pulling together concept proposals and developing these under the detailed eye of the client.  A base scheme was developed to allow all terraces to be installed at day one with plug planted green roof borders and porcelain tile paved terraces on pedestals.

This project was designed whilst working for Bowles & Wyer


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