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Iconic East London commercial space, One & Five Bank Street awarded Outstanding BREEAM rating

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.

The team also employed other innovative measures including:

  • Over 30% improvement on building regulations for energy performance and carbon emissions 40% reduction in heating and cooling demand for the tenant
  • Energy strategy focused on passive design and fabric first approach saving 600 TCO2a year
  • Roof top solar panels delivering almost 20,000 kWh/year enough to power five homes a year
  • 857 cycle spaces provided with over 500 lockers and 60 showers
  • A 706 sq.m biodiverse roof and 245 sq.m of terrace and planters
  • Efficient planting irrigation system linked to weather data and moisture sensors
  • All timber permanent and temporary is 100% FSC Certified
  • A BRE responsible sourcing of materials score of 37.3%.
  • A 59% water savings achieved using low flow fittings and a grey water system
  • 37% Waste diverted from landfill
  • A strategic based climate change risk assessment and mitigation strategy to ensure the building will be resilient to the effects of climate change
  • Enhanced ecological value compared to the previously developed site

BREEAM is the world’s leading design and assessment method for sustainable buildings. At Hilson Moran we place a high value on the importance of delivering high quality, sustainable low and zero carbon developments and design effective developments so when evaluated they achieve high ratings.

As part of our development framework we offer RIBA accredited seminars to help navigate others through the sustainable buildings agenda, including requirements of BREEAM and cover the key design features needed to achieve BREEAM Excellent and beyond.


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