LaSalle achieves BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ certification on completion of 60 London Wall
LONDON (February 22, 2021) — LaSalle is delighted to announce that 60 London Wall, a 10-storey office development in the City of London, has received the prestigious BREEAM Outstanding sustainability rating. The building, which was acquired on behalf of The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (‘CalSTRS’), provides exciting, Grade A office accommodation over 10 floors totalling 325,000 sq ft with flexible uses at ground floor. The floors range from 18,000 sq ft to 40,000 sq ft with terraces on five upper floors designed around a single atrium.
The embodied carbon of the building is 40% less than a typical new office building, as a result of reusing the existing sub-structure and part of the super structure. The building has four additional floors which step back to provide five stunning roof terraces with planters for occupiers to enjoy plus a green roof; all promoting biodiversity. The terraces and roof are ‘blue’ roofs; the most energy efficient way of installing a sustainable urban drainage solution.
At the same time, the operational energy performance of the building will be considerably lower than similar size buildings due to the energy efficient design of the building fabric and building services, exceeding the required energy performance of a new building significantly. The building envelope has been carefully designed to optimise energy performance with daylight and views out, including carefully considered non-visible fritted glass, to reduce solar gain.
Gary Moore, Fund Manager at LaSalle, said “The team has designed and delivered this stunning new office building and we are extremely proud to have achieved an ‘Outstanding’ BREEAM certification. We believe in delivering sustainable buildings to meet both the investor and occupier’s ESG credentials and are confident this design and management will be integral to the future success of the asset.”
Julian Agnew, Head of and CIO for LaSalle Direct added: “Sustainability has been at the core of our investment and asset management strategy for some time, reflecting increasing tenant demand for outstanding work spaces that support employee health and wellbeing as well as the efficient utilisation of resources.”
BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology) is the world’s leading design and assessment method for sustainable buildings. The rating for 60 London Wall was based on a number of factors including the building’s support for health and wellbeing, energy and water efficiency, use of materials. waste management, transportation and ecological features.
60 London Wall is designed by EPR Architects and constructed by Skanska on behalf of LaSalle and Citygrove Securities. LaSalle and Citygrove’s advisers include property consultants Gleeds and engineering consultants Mecserve. Knight Frank & JLL are leasing agents.
LaSalle is a signatory to the Better Buildings Partnership (“BBP”) Climate Change Commitment. The BBP comprises many of the UK's leading commercial property owners who are working together to improve the sustainability of existing commercial building stock. LaSalle recently set out its pathway to a zero-carbon future, publishing its net zero carbon (NZC) strategy for Europe.
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