The Green House

Veretec were Executive Architects for The Ethical Property Company on the redevelopment of this early 1960s office building in Bethnal Green.

Project Details

  • Location London E2
  • Area 7,050m² 75,868ft²
  • Status Complete
  • Sector Reuse, Workplace
  • Client The Ethical Property Company
  • Services Project Delivery
  • Design Architect Waugh Thistleton Architects
  • Contractor ARJ Construction


  • Architects’ Journal
    Retrofit Award for Offices 5,000m² and Over

The existing building was renovated and extended with the addition of a new floor to create a six storey shared office space. A new double skin façade facing Cambridge Heath Road facilitates passive ventilation of the internal spaces.

To the rear of the building a new extension utilises cross laminated timber, using prefabricated two-way spanning panels to form environmentally sustainable structural walls, roofs and floors.

In line with Ethical Property’s sustainability policy, the building reduces negative impact upon the environment by maximising the use of natural resources and renewable energies.

The building completed in two phases, with overall completion in 2019. The Green House was the winner of the ‘Offices over 5,000 m2' category at the AJ Retrofit Awards 2019 and was shortlisted for the AJ100 Executive Architect of the Year Award.

“Through thoughtful and thorough interventions, a dilapidated light industrial building has been transformed into light-filled contemporary workspace.”

Judging Panel AJ Retrofit Awards