The development achieved a design stage score of 87.1%, verified by independent assessors in accordance with BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology). One & Five Bank Street is one of only three commercial developments in London to achieve a BREEAM 2014 Outstanding rating. BREEAM is the world’s leading design and assessment method for sustainable buildings.
Designed by world renowned architects Kohn Pederson Fox (KPF), One & Five Bank Street is a striking new 700,000 sq ft commercial scheme comprising high-quality office space with three levels of state of the art trading floors, a retail unit at ground level and public access to a new promenade along the South Dock. Developers Canary Wharf Group set out to ensure the 27 storey project, which is currently 40% let, was designed to be as efficient and occupant-healthy as possible as well as in keeping with the high quality placemaking, already established on the Canary Wharf Estate.
To achieve this, the Team deployed a number of innovative measures throughout the design, which will be implemented during construction and operational phases.
In addition the Team developed a Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Strategy for the building, by evaluating the potential effects of climate change and the impact of extreme weather conditions on the development. This resulted in implementation of viable design solutions to mitigate risk over the development lifetime.
Key insights from this project and others are being deployed across all future Canary Wharf Group developments.
Bianca Stendtke, Canary Wharf Contractors Ltd. Project Executive said: “This BREEAM 2014 design stage score is a special achievement for us. It is CWCL’s first project to achieve this level, it is an acknowledgement of our project and consultant teams’ diligent work, and reflects our commitment to sustainability. I’m very pleased that we managed to exceed our set target and that with extra effort, we were able to achieve this OUTSTANDING result.”
Martin Gettings, Canary Wharf Group Sustainability Manager, said: “We are absolutely delighted to achieve this level of performance on our very latest commercial offering. It is a true reflection of the team’s total commitment to delivering real sustainability within our developments and adds further value to the Canary Wharf Estate, both directly from the contributions of this project but also through the significant transferable learning generated because of our approach to sustainability.”
[i] BRE have confirmed that to date, 3 BREEAM 2014 (Offices) projects have achieved Outstanding rating in London: One & Five Bank Street / White Collar Factory / Kings Cross Building B5
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