Case Study

Heading for a New Sustainable Chapter

We helped a major financial institution decide on whether they should stay or go from their city home.

Reassured a move was right, we found and secured their new home and are now supporting them on every step to push the boundaries on their sustainability journey to BREEAM Outstanding and beyond.

After over 25 years in their large City HQ, moving was inevitably a big decision for this major financial institution. We brought together our Occupier Strategy, Lease Advisory, Tenant Representation and Project Management teams to help the client accurately assess the options and risks of staying put or looking to pastures new. We consulted with key stakeholders to understand their requirements and the business implications of whether this should be a refurbishment or a completely new building. Reassured with our recommendation that a move was right, we helped our client secure a new home on market beating terms.

Reflecting our client’s core values, sustainability is a key driver for this project. In achieving BREEAM Outstanding, the base building has already exceeded aspirations, setting a target for the fit out to aspire to. Our fit out team has collaborated with the client on their vision for the interior, shaping a strategic brief that set parameters, targets and the culture sought. After managing a rigorous procurement process, we assembled a team of the best, most experienced advisers and consultants in their fields to explore ideas and push ESG boundaries. Now in delivery phase, new forms of flexible, collaborative spaces are being created that will inspire the community, innovation and team well-being the client is looking for.

BREEAM Outstanding is only the first step. Targeting a WELL Building Platinum fit out rating, this development is also the first in its part of London to gain an A-rated EPC. With a design built on circular economy principles that has and will influence every product, construction and installation decision throughout the building’s life-cycle, this project continues to go beyond expectations.  The end result will start an exciting and sustainable next chapter for the client.

Heading for a New Sustainable Chapter