Major city development accredited with a rating score of 87%
Reaching 27 storeys over the vast Canary Wharf estate, the One & Five Bank Street development is now one of the most sustainable buildings in London and is currently the largest BREEAM UK New Construction 2014 assessment to achieve Outstanding at Final certification.
The 1,200,000 sq ft (GIA) state of the art commercial project, designed by world renowned architects Kohn Pederson Fox (KPF), has delivered the first Outstanding rating for Canary Wharf Group and the first A Rated Energy Performance Certificate.
Appointed by Canary Wharf Group as the sustainability advisers and BREEAM assessor, Hilson Moran ensured that all services were seamlessly coordinated with the architect and professional teams to guarantee the integrity of the architectural concept, and that underlying operational requirements and principles were met and achieved. We also provided a multi-disciplinary service that included MEP vertical transportation, design stage ecology strategy and advanced modelling techniques.
Andrew Moore, Sustainability Project Lead, at Hilson Moran, said, “We championed the sustainability agenda through the design process of this impressive scheme, helping to minimise energy and water consumption of the building and reduce its overall impacts by being integrated in the team throughout the project.
“We provided our sustainability expertise to help improve the building and pioneered approaches for undertaking material efficiency strategies, climate change risk and mitigations strategies, and passive design analysis, which were industry leading at the time and are constantly being developed by our team. To meet BREEAM Outstanding is testament to the team and an encouraging move towards designing more sustainable spaces and buildings.”
An indoor air quality management plan, best practice acoustic performance for indoor ambient noise levels, and thermal comfort to CIBSE guide A standards for present day and future climate scenarios using high performance glazing were put in place to ensure the standard was achieved. As well as site access safety to best practice standards, the HM team were also responsible for carrying out an embodied carbon assessment of the building..
Additional works included delivering a robust flood risk assessment. in addition to delivering lighting designed to meet best practice light pollution guidelines and ensuring external plant noise pollution was able to meet background levels.