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​© Knight Frank

Energy-efficient office building with urban greening


Fletcher Priest

BREEAM rating

Pre-assessment of “very good” with potential to increase this to “excellent” in the detailed design


  • Green Good Design 2012
  • New City Architecture Award 2010
  • LSDA Building Excellence Award 2010 - Best Sustainability Project
  • Local Authority Building Control National Building Excellence Awards: Best Sustainable Project
  • The Institute of Civil Engineers Project of the Year 2010

This riverside office development, granted planning permission in 2006, contains 75,000sq m of offices and rises from 4 and 5 storeys on the river frontage to 11 storeys facing Upper Thames Street. It incorporates 30% retained structures, including a fire station. 

The building incorporates energy-efficient lighting, heating, cooling, ventilation and insulation, which have achieved a reduction in carbon emissions 22% better than the standards set by building regulations.

Photovoltaic panels have been installed on the main building, integrated with a sedum roof. There are landscaped areas on the roofs of the riverside building and at ground level. The green roofs and landscaping contribute to biodiversity, insulation and sustainable drainage. In addition, rainwater harvesting further reduces run-off and water use.

31 October 2013
Last Modified:
19 December 2018