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🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 One & Five Bank Street

Outstanding green

Dramatic sweeping façade, statement spiral staircase. Bounded by water on both sides – one of the last commercial lots on Canary Wharf Estate – one of the greenest.


🏢Building Details

  • Completed 2019

  • 27-storeys, 1.2m sq. ft. = amongst the largest of CWG’s 29 sustainably certified

  • 2 lobbies, 3 dedicated commercial trading floors + ground level retail

👷🏾‍♀️Developer & Contractor

✍️Architects & Engineers


  • BREEAM Outstanding (87%) + EPC A

  • 30% improvement on building regulations for energy performance + 40% reduction in heating and cooling demand

  • Roof top solar panels deliver 24,500 kWh/year

  • Canary Wharf Estate’s 1st green wall – plant palette chosen to attract bees; includes innovative underwater living wall to attract fish + marine wildlife

  • 55% reduction in water consumption over comparable building: grey water recycling, low flow sanitary ware, drought tolerant planting palette + leak detection system

🥦 Wellbeing

  • 1,830 sq. ft. living green wall integrated into building fabric rather than an add-on – flanking new promenade along South Dock for public to enjoy

  • Cantilevered floors means continuous, column-free circulation is enabled at the ground plane

  • 2,600 sq. ft. of outdoor landscaped terraces

  • 857 cycle spaces with 500 lockers + 60 showers

  • Optimum indoor air quality levels: low VOC paints + varnishes; indoor air quality plan

🎈Bonus feature

The design team worked closely with a primary tenant, Société Générale, to establish a brief and incorporate bespoke requirements into the final building. Proof: radical collaboration drives outstanding innovation.

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