Helical

Helical is a property investment and development company with a London focused portfolio of primarily multi-let office buildings with core holdings in the tech belt area. Helical is listed on the London Stock Exchange and at 31 March 2021 has c £850m of assets amounting to 825,723 sq.ft of real estate. We look to acquire new opportunities through repositioning, refurbishing or redeveloping existing buildings or sites. We aim to deliver market-leading returns by developing sustainable, design led properties, incorporating state of the art technologies with occupier health and wellbeing at their core.

In June 2020, we launched our sustainability strategy “Built for the Future”. This strategy set out the Company’s long-term vision encompassing “Our Environment, Our Communities and Our People” and supports the business in becoming truly sustainable. Underpinning our focus areas, the strategy identifies six key priorities which drive our long-term vision for sustainability:

  • Transition to a low carbon business
  • Buy, use and re-use resources efficiently
  • Bring social, economic and environmental benefits to the areas in which it operates
  • Design and operate its buildings to support health and wellbeing
  • Attract and retain the best people; and
  • Maintain strong relationships with our business partners.
  • In support of our sustainability strategy, in April 2021, we launched “Designing for Net Zero”, a guide to aid our professional teams as we collaborate on development projects. A key pillar of our approach to future development is the appointment of a Carbon Champion, this individual will ensure carbon is continually challenged from the design stage through to post occupancy. We believe this guide will be instrumental in creating low carbon building which are adaptable for future climate-change risks.

 

Achieved the UK’s first BREEAM “Outstanding” rating for 33 Charterhouse Street under the BREEAM 2018 guidelines.

Secured a £140m Green Loan development facility from Allianz

Procure 100% renewable energy for all office developments

"Sustainability underpins all our activities at Helical and plays a key role in our overall business strategy. By ensuring that sustainability is at the heart of our business decisions we are ensuring our portfolio is futureproofed for all our stakeholders." Matthew Bonning-Snook, Chair of the Sustainability Committee