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One & Five Bank Street Named as One of London’s Most Sustainable Buildings

One & Five Bank Street Named As One of London’s Most Sustainable Buildings
04 August 2020 | Updated 11 August 2020
 

Canary Wharf Group has completed its first BREEAM Outstanding office development, One & Five Bank Street.

The building achieved an overall score of 87 per cent, verified in accordance with BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology), the world’s leading design and assessment method for sustainable buildings.

Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), One & Five Bank Street will be home to Societe Generale and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

 

“As we start to emerge from this period of uncertainty, the success of One & Five Bank Street reinforces the belief that together we can meet challenging carbon reduction and climate change targets, transition to a circular economy, improve occupier health and support biodiversity, as well as deliver economically successful developments at scale.”

–Warren Beney

Head of Corporate Real Estate, Societe Generale

 

1,200,000 Sq.ft Over 27 Storeys

 

The building has three levels of trading floors, a retail unit at ground level and public access to a promenade along the South Dock. The site also features the first living wall on the Canary Wharf estate, as well as an underwater version to attract marine wildlife.

The 27-storey building is the newest addition to Canary Wharf, and one of Canary Wharf Group’s (CWG) largest sustainable projects. It has a 1,200,000 sq.ft floor area and forms part of CWG’s larger net zero roadmap. The group has 29 buildings sustainably certified so far, with another 17 in progress.

 

How was the BREEAM Accolade Achieved?

 

  • The construction project was based on zero waste to landfill, and this continued for the building management
  • It achieved the first A Rated Energy Performance Certificate for CWG 
  • There was an over 30 per cent improvement on building regulations for energy performance and carbon emissions and a 40 per cent reduction in heating and cooling demand for the tenant
  • The energy strategy focused on passive design and a fabric-first approach, saving 600 TCO2 a year
  • The roof top solar panels deliver almost 20,000 kWh/year, enough to power five homes a year
  • 857 cycle spaces provide over 500 lockers and 60 showers
  • There is a 706 sq.m biodiverse roof and 245 sq.m of terrace and planters
  • A planting irrigation system linked to weather data and moisture sensors provides added efficiency
  • All timber used (permanent and temporary) is 100 per cent FSC Certified
  • Almost 60 per cent water savings was achieved using low flow fittings and a greywater system

 

Martin Gettings, Group Head of Sustainability at  Canary Wharf Group, said: “This project has been a testament to Canary Wharf Group’s long-standing commitment to deliver extraordinary environments and a firm belief that sustainability flourishes from collaboration.”

Warren Beney, Head of Corporate Real Estate at Societe Generale, added: “We have been delighted to have worked with CWG and been part of the journey for One & Five Bank Street to achieve the highest BREEAM credentials. This aligns with Societe Generale’s own ambitions, in regard to sustainability, CSR and own BREEAM accreditation for its fit-out.

“As we start to emerge from this period of uncertainty, the success of One & Five Bank Street reinforces the belief that together we can meet challenging carbon reduction and climate change targets, transition to a circular economy, improve occupier health and support biodiversity, as well as deliver economically successful developments at scale.”

Jaroslaw Wojtylak, Managing Director for Administrative Services for EBRD also commented: “Sustainability and Wellbeing initiatives are a core part of the project vision for EBRD.  We are delighted to hear that the base build has achieved this standard, which will assist the bank in achieving our aspirational targets of BREEAM Outstanding and WELL Platinum for our Fit Out.”

Picture: A photograph of the living wall at One & Five Bank Street, Canary Wharf

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 04 August 2020

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