The William will be built using cross-laminated timber, making it one of London’s largest timber developments and architect Foster + Partners’ first timber office in the capital.
The construction of The William is projected to be BREEAM Outstanding, and the building will be operationally net-zero carbon upon completion.
As the industry seeks to reduce the impact of embodied carbon, mass timber has increasingly captured the spotlight as a green alternative to traditional steel and concrete.
Mass timber produces 30% fewer CO2 emissions than concrete buildings, and 50% fewer emissions when compared to steel buildings.
Construction on the office block is expected to begin in 2023 and complete in 2026. Laing O’Rourke is lined up as main contractor.