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🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 70 St Mary Axe

Can of ham green

Also known as “Can of Ham” thanks to its distinctive, gently curving façade. The shape of commerce and creativity in London’s visually competitive skyline.


EC3, London

🏢Building Details

  • Completed 2019

  • 21-storeys, 90m tall, arched profile with 2 curved façades + flat ends

  • 300,000 sq ft premium office space + retail space

👷🏾‍♀️Developer & Contractor

✍️Architects & Engineers


  • EPC A + BREEAM Excellent + WiredScore Platinum

  • To reduce solar gain: vertical shading fins on curved facades + unitised double-glazed cladding envelop end elevations

  • Low energy measures: borehole thermal energy storage + energy piles

  • Movable walls + no internal columns = maximum floorplate flexibility

🥦 Wellbeing

  • WELL Gold

  • Occupiers have automatic membership to luxurious Hana lounge: light + airy co-working space offers community feel, with areas for quiet working + downtime

  • Features spacious, independent coffee house + roaster WatchHouse – with outdoor seating + tenant discounts

  • Bespoke building app for tenants to seamlessly book meetings rooms, order coffee, hire bikes, join clubs + activities

  • Friendly front-of-house team ensures all occupants + visitors benefit from smooth, personable experience

🎈Bonus feature

It has achieved the highest level of cycling certification – CyclingScore Platinum – with

328 cycle spaces, 360 lockers, 32 hotel-spa showers + repair zones. Definite bonus when data from World Green Business Council reveals regular cyclists take just 2.4 sick days a year – almost half the average 4.5 days.

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