Capital & Provincial are proud to be acting as Project Manager’s for Grosvenor Britain & Ireland on their 7 Holbein Place project which is set to be one of London’s most sustainable office developments. Having recently received planning permission for a one storey extension of the 1980s building, total refurbishment of the building will progress in 2021.
The designs, which focus on retaining the existing 5 storey structure, re-use of materials, and introduction of extensive greening, will result in one of London’s most sustainable office buildings.
An early whole life carbon assessment minimised upfront embodied carbon, meaning the development will meet the LETI Pioneer Project embodied carbon target of 500kgCO2/m2.
This has been achieved through the façade retention and trialling new low embodied carbon products including CEMFREE Concrete, Thermalite aircrete blockwork and reclaimed raised access flooring. Opportunities to recycle steelwork are being explored and cross-laminated timber will be used in the creation of the extension.
The in-use energy efficiency of the all-electric scheme, which was designed by Barr Gazetas, will be enhanced through effective lighting and mechanical equipment, on-site renewable energy generation, blue roofs and sustainable urban drainage systems.
The scheme will contribute to Grosvenor’s goal for all managed buildings to be net zero operational carbon by 2030 and to increase biodiversity in Mayfair and Belgravia. You can read a short case story about 7 Holbein Place here.
Commenting Philip George, Project Director, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland said:
“We’ve pushed every opportunity to make this a highly sustainable office environment without compromising on comfort, or the experience, of future occupiers.”
“We’re proud that this will become GBI’s most sustainable office building and a benchmark for building adaptation and retrofit in London.”