Canary Wharf Property Has Gone Green

  • 16 years ago
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The Canary Wharf area of London has seen some of the most spectacular growth in the city of London in recent years. This district is now home to major international companies, thousands of residents, hundreds of retail stores, restaurants and many cultural activities throughout the year. It will also soon be going green with a new environmentally responsible building the home to KPMG.
KPMG consulted broadly with a number of experts in planning for the building. They also worked closely with prospective developers from the very beginnings of the project to ensure that sustainability issues were clearly addressed in their designs. The building will utilize an energy efficient Tri-Generation system, chilled beam air conditioning, daylight control lighting, and a ‘greywater’ recycling system which reuses water and will reduce the building’s water consumption by some 30-40%.
A few of the many green aspects of the new building also include:
50% Carbon Dioxide cut against the 2006 Building Regulations, where the legal requirement is for a 28% cut
90% of construction waste diverted away from landfill
20% of materials used by value to have recycled content
Some 200 cycle spaces to encourage green travel to work
The building will take advantage of two of the hottest trends: Locating in Canary Wharf and using environmentally friendly building techniques. Mike Blake, CFO at KPMG, was excited about the new company headquarters:

“KPMG’s new headquarters are an opportunity for the firm, in partnership with Canary Wharf as developer, to deliver a building that exceeds current construction environmental expectations. We want to incorporate leading edge environmental features that also make sound financial sense, to create a building that is a great place for our staff to work and our clients to visit. We hope our building will be a flagship example of a 21st Century “green” building.”

Canary Wharf Group (CWG) is the developer and manager for the 97 acre Canary Wharf Estate. George Iacobescu, CEO, of CWG, is looking forward to the new building and its impact on the area and city:  “This building highlights CWG’s ability to deliver bespoke, state-of-the-art buildings for large occupiers. Given our land bank and world class development team we are uniquely positioned to satisfy demand for such buildings.”

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