Deloitte’s new headquarters in London has won awards for being both environment- and people-friendly.
Located at 1 New Street Square, the 270,000 sq ft office has achieved a score of 94% on the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) certification scale, the highest in the world for a refurbishment and fit-out project.
In addition, Deloitte has also been handed a Gold award by the International WELL Building Institute, making it the largest new and existing interiors project globally to have won that accolade.
The BREEAM is described as the world’s leading sustainability assessment method, with the quality of fit-out assessed in 10 categories: management; health and wellbeing; energy; transport; water; materials; waste; land-use and ecology; pollution; and innovation.
Based on an assessment of fit-out across seven categories, the WELL Building Standard is acknowledged as the leading global rating system focused exclusively on the ways that buildings — and everything in them — can enhance the health and wellness of people who use them.
WELL Certification assesses buildings in seven categories: air; water; nourishment; light; fitness; comfort; and mind.
“Sustainability is important to us, and with the new building we have focused on really driving energy efficiency, utilising onsite renewable energy sources and procuring 100% green electricity,” David Sproul, senior partner and CEO of Deloitte North West Europe, explained.
The company has reduced water consumption and waste production, and has prioritised materials with a low environmental impact, he added, and with a huge range of different working activities and styles, the office provides spaces that can fuel creativity and will ultimately generate more collaborations across the business.
Last reviewed 18 December 2018