Case Studies

To share learnings from the approaches, challenges and achievements of our members with the wider industry, we develop case studies showcasing best-practice or innovative projects our members have undertaken.   

All Case Studies

  • Derwent London Leads Occupier Engagement for Climate Action

    29 June 2022

    To accelerate progress towards net zero carbon, Derwent London carried out its first Net Zero Carbon Occupier Survey. Completed by 49% of occupiers (based on estimated rental value), this revealed valuable insights into the challenges that occupiers face in delivering carbon reductions and highlighted opportunities for greater collaboration. Derwent London is now engaging with occupiers to support them in sharing best practice, setting targets and benchmarking performance.

    Topic: Occupier Engagement

    Type: Case Studies

    Member: Derwent London plc

  • SEGRO Park Enfield Shows Bright Future for Wellness in Warehouses

    27 June 2022

    Wellbeing and sustainability innovations at SEGRO Park Enfield are creating the warehouse of the future. Smart building technology will empower occupiers to manage spaces that prioritise employee wellbeing and energy efficiency. Extensive glazing provides more natural daylight and opens up views. LED lighting and photovoltaic panels are incorporated to reduce carbon emissions. A fitness trail, riverside footpath and facilities for cyclists encourage active lifestyles.

    Topic: Market Transformation

    Type: Case Studies

    Member: SEGRO

  • Lendlease and Crate to Plate Lead Urban Farming Revolution

    09 March 2022

    When Lendlease partnered with innovative urban farming venture Crate to Plate at Elephant Park, it proved so successful that the partnership is now expanding to International Quarter London, with plans for additional sites. Collaborating with brands that are championing sustainability, tackling climate change and helping build healthier communities supports Lendlease’s wider sustainability commitments.

    Topic: Market Transformation

    Type: Case Studies

  • Legal & General Outperforms Industry Targets on Lifecycle Carbon at North Quay House

    16 February 2022

    North Quay House in Bristol is the latest refurbishment by Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) Real Assets to undergo a detailed lifecycle carbon assessment. This revealed that the project is on track to achieve embodied emissions well below industry targets, evidencing the carbon benefit of retaining and renewing existing structures rather than building new. Planned upgrades to the building fabric and systems will also substantially reduce operational emissions, accelerating progress to net zero carbon.

    Topic: Retrofit & Refurbishment

    Type: Case Studies

    Member: Legal & General IM Real Assets

  • GPE Accelerates Progress to Net Zero Through Industry-Leading Internal Carbon Price

    12 January 2022

    GPE’s internal carbon price of £95 per tonne, which originally launched in 2020, is transforming behaviour and driving innovation in the race to net zero. Covering both embodied carbon and operational emissions, this internal carbon price goes further than others in the UK real estate sector. All contributions feed into a Decarbonisation Fund, created to support the deep retrofitting of the existing portfolio, further accelerating the transition to net zero and building in climate resilience for the future of London.

    Topic: Energy/Carbon

    Type: Case Studies

    Member: GPE

  • Rooftop Gardening Brings Together Occupiers

    09 December 2021

    Abrdn and JLL’s rooftop garden at The White Building in Reading is boosting health and wellbeing, as occupiers from different organisations nurture their plants and enjoy the green space together. As well as growing a sense of community in the building, the project is also enriching biodiversity. The facilities management team has already developed more ideas to extend social and environmental benefits, creating new opportunities for occupier engagement.

    Topic: Occupier Engagement

    Type: Case Studies

    Member: abrdn