The final piece in the More London office development, Plot 7, has been awarded BREEAM ‘Outstanding’, making it the first building in London and the first major office in the UK to achieve this rating.
The recently completed More London 7 was initially designed to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, but it has exceeded all of the design team’s expectations.
Designed by Foster & Partners, the building is the first commercial structure in London with its own bio diesel combined cooling, heating and power plant. This system heats the building and uses waste heat to power refrigeration when cooling is required.
The office interiors are heated and cooled by radiance systems using natural air convection, which results in a fresher and healthier interior environment. It has been calculated that More London 7 emits 55% less carbon than a building built to normal building regulations.
More than 5,000t of structural steelwork was erected by Severfield-Reeve Structures for this project.