176-178 York Way

A landmark life science and technology building, on a brownfield site, which will extend the influence of London’s Knowledge Quarter and improve the public realm.

The development will provide a high-performance building catering for life-science, technology, and commercial office sectors. Flexible floor plates, including bespoke life-science lab space and traditional offices, can accommodate tenancies of various sizes, from start-ups to established ‘majors’, enabling the diverse mix of specialisms and scales required to build a successful innovation ecosystem. Typical floors have access to an amenity terrace, to enhance occupant well-being and meet the demands for high-quality contemporary workplace.

At street level, the building is characterised by an open façade and visible structural arches which reference the neighbouring York Road station and create a unique identity for the development. The massing of the building incorporates a series of staggered volumes relating to the scale of the adjacent residential buildings and stepping back in sequence to reduce the perceived scale at street level.

176-178 York Way has been designed to be a highly sustainable building, with inbuilt flexibility for future adaptation. Passive and active strategies have been taken to reduce the whole life carbon. These include an all-electric MEP strategy, roof mounted PV and optimised external shading to reduce operational energy and with careful material selection and structural efficiencies to reduce embodied carbon. The development is targeting Nabers 4.5+ Stars.


Islington, London


Delancey (DV5 Properties York Way Limited)


Research + Healthcare


18,000 m2 / 200,000 ft2

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Project Type:Research + Healthcare
Project Location:Europe