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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.


🏢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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