Spacia’s flagship mixed use development involved the regeneration of the Waterloo East platform viaduct and its 16 arches below. These double height spaces were water proofed and a vibration proof mezzanine structure was inserted to provide offices, restaurants, cafes and a gymnasium. The project was developed in consultation with local residents and English Heritage.
The leaning glazed front elevation was designed to reduce heat and glare within the south facing spaces and to maximise light into the deep arches using impressive double height entrances. To the rear, simple glass in-fills are recessed into the arches to give a subtle solution to the elevation that over looks the neighbouring conservation area. All the office units have been occupied by architects and design companies creating a new vibrant design community in Waterloo. A new swimming pool was provided in the leisure centre.