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🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 20 Fenchurch Street

Iconic green


One of London’s most renowned – the Walkie-Talkie, the Walkie-Scorchie, the Pint – it has reaped all the headlines. 20 Fenchurch remains an integral part of London’s sustainable skyline.


📍Location


🏢Building Details

  • Completed 2014, provides office space, restaurants, bars + Sky Garden

  • 37 storeys, 688,000 sq. ft. = 525 ft. tall (London’s 5th tallest upon completion)

  • Advertised as “The Building With More Up Top” due to distinctive inclinatory façade


👷🏾‍♀️Developer & Contractor


✍️Architects & Engineers


🌱Sustainability

  • BREEAM Excellent (80.2%) + EPC B

  • Features London’s first Hydrogen Fuel Cell: converting natural gas into 300KW of electricity – integrated into a Combined Cooling Heat & Power system the fuel cell reduces CO2 by 270 tonnes per year

  • 96.4% of all construction waste diverted from landfill: reused, recycled or recovered through variety of onsite and offsite initiatives

  • Bespoke EcoPlus concrete used – containing 50% Regen (post-industrial by-product) significantly reduces embodied CO2

  • Roof mounted PVs generate 27,300 kWh per year


🥦 Wellbeing

  • Home to Sky Garden: London’s highest public garden with panoramic views, regular live music, DJs, and yoga

  • Vibrant, diverse horticulture featuring rare plants from Mexico (Giant Cabuya, Foxtail Agave) + London’s largest living wall hosting 52,000 plants

  • Pocket park at base provides additional public space and pedestrian paths through site


🎈Bonus feature

Real-time noise + dust monitoring stations were established during construction to maintain noise and air quality within acceptable thresholds. The data was used to inform a pioneering report on construction air quality within London, with City of London + Southbank University.



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