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

  • 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

  • Bio-enzyme Cleaning Cuts Carbon and Boosts Wellbeing at The Bower

    02 December 2021

    At The Bower in Old Street, London, the owner Helical PLC and managing agent Ashdown Phillips ran an innovative tender process that led to the introduction of bio-enzyme cleaning. All products are now distilled on-site, avoiding single-use plastics, cutting carbon emissions and delivering healthier cleaning performance with less use of hazardous chemicals. Following the success of this pilot, the team is now exploring opportunities to rollout bio-enzyme cleaning at additional sites.

    Topic: Property Management

    Type: Case Studies

    Member: Helical

  • Bourn Quarter Business Park Leads on Net Zero Carbon and Wellbeing

    07 July 2021

    Savills Investment Management and Aitchison Developments have partnered to transform a brownfield site into a business park designed for wellbeing and sustainability. Providing flexible space for diverse occupiers, Bourn Quarter in Cambridge will create new opportunities for small businesses to grow alongside multinationals, and life sciences and technology companies to coexist with logistics and industrial firms, encouraging cross-collaboration and driving innovation.

    Topic: Net Zero

    Type: Case Studies

    Member: Savills Investment Management