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🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 Ancora 40

Just Eat green

Inspired by London’s Shoreditch and NY’s Meatpacking District. Ancora 40 breathes new, post-industrial life into a former garage. The new HQ and home to Just Eat Spain.


🏢Building Details

  • Refurb of two existing 1955 buildings into campus workspace

  • 74,500 sq ft – 6 floors

  • Completed 2021

👷🏾‍♀️Developer & Contractor

✍️Architects & Engineers


  • LEED Gold + BREEAM Very Good

  • Refurbishment of two existing 1955 buildings – design incorporated over 50% of existing structure, with other materials carefully selected for low environmental impact

  • Includes use of composite steel + cross-laminated-timber structural frame to connect the two buildings

  • Optimised lighting: high-transmittance glass to ensure maximum natural light + glare reduction – all outdoor lighting calibrated to prevent light pollution

  • High-performance bathrooms, showers + tapware = 45%+ water savings

🥦 Wellbeing

  • Floorplates benefit from abundant natural light, flexibility, and volume – some spaces with 4m floor-to-ceiling heights

  • Campus vibe: central private courtyard + landscaped terraces connect the 2 buildings = perfect breakout space for meetings and events

  • Air purity = 30% improvement on ANSI/ ASHRAE Standard (62.1-2010) – via silent ventilation system with humidity controls and air filters, capable of screening out viruses + microscopic particles

  • 57 underground parking spaces + 61 bicycle stations beneath the building

  • Designed to 1:5 occupancy – one of the highest ratios in the city

🎈Bonus feature

The building has been designed to alleviate the “heat island effect” by using light-toned flooring and maintaining plenty of green space. Deffo the city’s coolest new workspace.

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