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🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 Bloom Clerkenwell

Bloomin’ green


Straddling 3 undergrounds lines, Thameslink and Crossrail, Bloom is built to make business simpler and more effective – a home to grow.

📍Location


🏢Building Details

  • 145,000 sq ft of work, retail + amenity space

  • Completed 2021

  • 7 floors


👷🏾‍♀️Developer & Contractor


✍️Architects & Engineers


🌱Sustainability

  • 1st UK commercial building to achieve BREEAM Outstanding + WELL Platinum (Core & Shell) + WiredScore Platinum

  • EPC A rating for base build

  • Future-proof floorplate flexibility: soft spots built into every floor provide ability to add interlinking staircases throughout

  • All energy aims to be net zero carbon through partnerships with Citigen + E.ON – UK’s largest supplier of renewable electricity

  • On-site energy generation from solar panels: 3.17 kWh/m2


🥦 Wellbeing

  • Approx. 11% of the building comprises landscaped terraces (15,400 sq ft) = one of the highest office-to-terrace ratios in London

  • Workout in-house: 1,200 sq ft multi-function basement fitness studio with bespoke classes – no membership fees for employees

  • 248 bike spaces, 20 showers, 204 lockers + 4 bookable Bromptons

  • ‘Ready to Work’ 1st floor flexible space plan: everything taken care for, from design & fit out, Wi-Fi, cleaning, and dedicated workspace manager


🎈Bonus feature

A big challenge was designing a building integrated with the new Farringdon West station – while both were built simultaneously. The architects nailed it by working closely with Crossrail’s engineering team – a collab that took place over 8 years and involved many an intensive workshop.





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