Focused on sustainability and wellbeing at 12 King Street

24 February 2022

What does “sustainability” mean? In the building sector, it has a broad scope and is not just thinking about the environmental impact. Instead, it covers three areas: financial, social, and environmental.

The result? A building that is not only future-proofed in its fabric and function, but also one that is conducive to better productivity, ensuring a more fulfilled and happier workforce. Even a healthier one.

Of course, reducing the environmental impact is fundamental and, for this refurbishment, a thorough life cycle assessment was completed that identified the embodied carbon of all the materials and construction. Once the work on 12 King Street is complete and the building is ready to be occupied, predicted operational carbon emissions per m2 will be 66% less than before the remodelling.

EPC will improve from E, pre-refurbishment, to A, while floor-ceiling glazing will allow natural light to flood the spaces, reducing the need for additional lighting. Intelligent fresh air management will ensure occupiers enjoy clean air and zoned heating and cooling will keep everyone feeling comfortable.

12 King Street also offers six EV charging points, for those who choose to commute with electric vehicles.

Innovative technology, sustainable design and smart building features will all help us to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating, placing 12 King Street in the top 10% of new, non-domestic, buildings for best practice.

So, what of wellbeing for those who work at 12 King Street? Sustainability means improved hygiene specifications, including superloos, superior communal spaces, such as the Sky Lounge and Roof Garden with their biophilic designs, and break-out lounges, and the opportunity to enjoy events, such as yoga and boot camps.

Situated within the city’s growing cycle network, 12 King Street also provides healthier, environmentally-friendly commuter options, with 72 cycle bays, extensive cycle spa facilities (including dedicated drying rooms), which premium amenities will see 12 King Street achieve Cycling Score Platinum certification, the highest industry accolade for cycling infrastructure.

As a truly future-proofed office environment, 12 King Street has so much to offer occupiers and their staff. Find out how your business could thrive here – contact us for more information or arrange a viewing.

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