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🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 8 Bishopsgate

Jenga green

Nicknamed ‘The Jenga’ thanks to its distinctive stacked blocks design – at a soaring 200m – 8 Bishopsgate boasts London’s highest solar panels.


🏢Building Details

  • 50-storey landmark tower – 200m high

  • 562,000 sq ft office space: cantilevered massing increases internal floor area by 15%

  • Status: topped-out, due for completion 2023

👷🏾‍♀️Developer & Contractor

✍️Architects & Engineers


  • EPC A + BREEAM Outstanding + 30% less embodied carbon than comparable buildings

  • Innovative ‘pile assisted raft’ reduced number of piles from 89 to 28: saving 2 months construction time + 3000 cubic metres of concrete

  • No more ‘set it and forget it’: interactive building systems optimise energy efficiency = 60% of annual heat demand met by recycling heat rejected from the cooling system

  • Active façade: light responsive blinds allow in daylight while controlling glare and reducing cooling demands by 5%

  • Rainwater attenuation protects the capital’s ageing sewers by slowing the release of rainwater; harvested water filtered and reused for irrigation and toilets

🥦 Wellbeing

  • Over 10% of the building dedicated to shared, collaborative space – both inside and outside

  • Floor-by-floor air provision filtered and controlled locally: up to 18 litres of fresh air per person per second can be directed where needed

  • Dedicated 200-seat auditorium for internal and guest events

  • The lookout: top-floor viewing gallery with stunning 300-capacity events space for hire

  • One of London’s largest bike parks: 961 cycle spaces, 680 lockers, 54 showers

🎈Bonus feature

Just check out those aerial views.

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