60 London Wall has received the BREEAM 'Outstanding' sustainability rating, reports LaSalle.
The building, which was acquired on behalf of The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (‘CalSTRS’), provides Grade A office accommodation over 10 floors totalling 325,000 sq ft with flexible uses on the ground floor. The floors range from 18,000 sq ft to 40,000 sq ft with terraces on five upper floors designed around a single atrium.
The embodied carbon of the building is 40% less than a typical new office building, as a result of reusing the existing sub-structure and part of the superstructure.
The building has four additional floors stepping back with five stunning roof terraces with planters for occupiers to enjoy plus a green roof; all promoting biodiversity. The terraces and roof are ‘blue’ roofs; the most energy-efficient way of installing a sustainable urban drainage solution.
The operational energy performance of the building will be significantly lower than similar size buildings due to the energy-efficient design of the building fabric and building services, exceeding the required energy performance of a new building significantly.
The building envelope has been carefully designed to optimise energy performance with daylight and views out, including carefully considered non-visible fritted glass, to reduce solar gain.
Gary Moore, Fund Manager at LaSalle, commented: “The team has designed and delivered this stunning new office building and we are extremely proud to have achieved an ‘Outstanding’ BREEAM certification. We believe in delivering sustainable buildings to meet both the investor and occupier’s ESG credentials and are confident this design and management will be integral to the future success of the asset.”
Julian Agnew, Head of and CIO for LaSalle Direct aid: “Sustainability has been at the core of our investment and asset management strategy for some time, reflecting increasing tenant demand for outstanding workspaces that support employee health and wellbeing as well as the efficient utilisation of resources.”
BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology) is the world’s leading design and assessment method for sustainable buildings. The rating for 60 London Wall was based on a number of factors including the building’s support for health and wellbeing, energy and water efficiency, use of materials. waste management, transportation and ecological features.
LaSalle is a signatory to the Better Buildings Partnership (“BBP”) Climate Change Commitment. The BBP comprises many of the UK's leading commercial property owners who are working together to improve the sustainability of existing commercial building stock. LaSalle recently set out its pathway to a zero-carbon future, publishing its net zero carbon (NZC) strategy for Europe.
22/02/2021 11:35 by Buildington
LaSalle and Citygrove Securities PLC finalised their planning consent with the City of London for the redevelopment of 60 London Wall at the end of July.
Skanska, one of the World’s leading project development and construction companies has been appointed as the main contractor following a detailed tender process with completion targeted for Q4 2019 / Q1 2020
The project team, including EPR Architects have created an exciting, contemporary design to deliver flexible workspace that is complementary to the Bank Conservation Area. The design team are targeting WELL Being Gold and BREEAM Excellent, reflecting the increasing importance investors and occupiers place on the workplace and its design characteristics.
Gary Moore, Head of International Accounts, LaSalle Investment Management commented: “The team have created a first class design, both internally and externally, with the upper floors having exceptional terracing which is rare in such a core City location. Our clients are very committed to the project and we look forward to working with Skanska and the professional team to complete the building”
Knight Frank and JLL were instructed as office leasing agents.
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