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🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 7 More London

Updated: Feb 1, 2022

Pioneering green


With its unusual, continuously meandering façade, 7 More London represents a combination of courage, vision, and hawk-like attention to detail. No wonder it not only met but exceeded BREEAM expectations.


📍Location

London, UK


🏢Building Details

  • 10-storey, 80,000 sq ft – accommodates 4,000 people

  • Completed in 2011 for PwC

  • Winner of 2012 British Council for Offices Award

  • Symmetrical wings connected by 3 curved bridges: zigzag façade with no obvious front or back


👷🏾‍♀️Contractor


✍️Architects & Engineers


🌱Sustainability

  • 1st London building + 1st major UK office awarded BREEAM Outstanding

  • 80% recycled aggregate used in concrete, lowering embodied energy

  • Biodiesel fired Combined Cooling Heating & Power trigeneration plant uses 74% less CO2 than required under 2006 regulations

  • Redeveloped a formerly derelict, brownfield site: stimulating local ecology and facilitating green corridors with ground level planting and green roofs

  • Incorporates a rubble roof: habitat which attracted birds in wartime London but displaced in recent decades

  • Smart lifts: captures and reuses energy from braking


🥦 Wellbeing

  • Inner courtyard, several roof gardens, and green roof on lower southern elevation

  • Colour-zoning uses vibrant, colourful palettes to inspire creativity; warm, rich colours to give visitor areas an inviting feel; natural, relaxing tones in working environments

  • High performance façade offers acoustic attenuation from busy Tooley Street to the south, maximises North views of The Tower of London, and provides solar shading

  • 235 bike racks, shower facilities, and free cycling maintenance service – with 100% take-up


🎈Bonus feature

The paper towels in the bathroom are made from recycled archive files. Closed loop recycling to a T.




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