First net zero office completes

Our UK property business has completed its first net zero carbon office development. Holbein Gardens, an extension and refurbishment of a 1980s office building, sets a new benchmark for transforming outdated buildings into exemplary zero carbon workspaces. 

This was achieved by setting environmental performance as a success factor for the project from its inception.

Materials innovation including the recycling of steel from other Grosvenor projects, the use of cross-laminated timber and a zero waste to landfill policy reduced embodied carbon during construction. 

Day to day, power for the all-electric building will be generated through onsite solar panels and rainwater will be captured and reused on site. Significant greening and landscaping will also improve local biodiversity and aid wellbeing of occupiers.

Demonstrating the demand for highly sustainable workspaces from occupiers, Holbein Gardens has been pre-let at rent that exceeded our initial estimates.

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