Bloomberg’s new European headquarters achieved a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating, which is the highest design-stage score ever achieved by any major office development in the UK.
As the SSDA awards celebrate their 50th year of recognising the best of what the UK steel construction industry can achieve, we celebrate that 77% of the projects feature STRUMIS customers. In this post we will be celebrating William Hares involvement in the Bloomberg London project.
Photo © Aaron Hargreaves/Foster + Partners
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural Engineer: AKT II
Steelwork Contractor: William Hare
Main Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine
Featuring a design that was dictated by the site being surrounded by roads, Bloomberg London consists of two adjacent 10-storey buildings with a pedestrian access path cutting diagonally through the middle.
Steel frames with composite concrete floors are clad with sandstone and metal fins to produce a solid, understated elegance.
Compared to a typical office building, the new Bloomberg building’s environmental strategies deliver a 73% saving in water consumption and a 35% saving in energy consumption.
Norman Foster, Founder and Executive Chairman of architect Foster + Partners, says: “In some of our first discussions on the project, Mike Bloomberg and I arrived at a ‘meeting of minds’ on how the design of the new Bloomberg headquarters should incorporate the highest standards of sustainability. The project evolved from thereon into a building that is one of the most sustainable in the world”.
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