Designed by Lynch Architects for Landsec, n2 is a new-build office completed in summer 2023 as part of the Nova Estate in Victoria, London. The building's design is influenced by the surrounding townscape, underground conditions, and its role in accommodating various constraints and limitations, such as the Victoria Line running tunnels and listed buildings to the south, including the Victoria Palace Theatre. The complex constraints led to a distinctive concrete and steel truss structure supporting the office above. The office façade is designed to reduce solar glare to minimize running costs, offering a unique office space.
The 'Nova Handle' ironmongery range is a recurring motif within the building's design. Co-designed with David Evans, it features a square or rectangle with opposing curved corners, evident in various elements such as the lever handle (NOVAL01), bathroom turn (NOVAT01), signage, and safety manifestation on the glazing.The ironmongery series connects structural and finish elements, providing a cohesive and thematic basis for the building's overall design. Examples of the Nova Range handles are incorporated within the clubroom, contributing to the building's overall aesthetic.