With restrictions on construction work lifted, the V&A Waterfront’s development team has returned to The Ridge site to install the façade. The first cross laminated timber (CLT) and glazing panels arrived and have been installed along Marine Road.
These custom-made panels with windows which can be opened, are one of the sustainability features of The Ridge building. It will assist in the natural ventilation of the office floors. CLT is a green and sustainable material since it is made out of renewable wood, sequesters carbon, and does not require the burning of fossil fuels during production.
The next milestone at The Ridge is making the building a living, breathing one. It will consist of a mixed mode climate control to cover TABS, displacement ventilation and natural ventilation. Thereafter a world-class interior to cover plantscaping, flexible working areas, and staff wellness focus, to name a few.
The Ridge is the Waterfront’s newest development and first green office development. The building is being constructed with eco-bricks and natural materials, and will include lots of greenery, natural ventilation and support for non-motorised transport.