Building and managing efficient and future-ready buildings

Environmental footprint

From designing buildings to be more energy efficient, to actively tracking the operational performance of our buildings, we continue to develop a multifaceted energy management strategy.

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Protecting and nurturing biodiversity

We are gaining a better understanding of how our assets impact on nature. Nature offers some of our best defences against poor air quality, flooding and droughts. By embracing nature-positive interventions, we can help to build a more resilient and attractive city.

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Dedicated management

Our Asset Services team provides an enhanced level of management for our extensive occupier base. The teams have direct and regular engagement with our occupiers in our IPUT Buildings, and lead on the many operational improvements in our portfolio.

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Certification

We currently have 15% of our portfolio certified. With our current development pipeline and in-use certification plans, this will increase to 60% by 2025.

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Making it Work

‘Making it Work’ buildings sit within the scope of our net zero carbon commitment and provide opportunities for us to directly reduce emissions.

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Portfolio resilience

Material re-use

In 2022, we completed our development of Tropical Fruit Warehouse. This protected structure has been sensitively restored. By preserving the exposed brick, stone walls, feature keystones and original timber roof trusses, we have been able to re-imagine this building, paying careful attention to its rich heritage and circularity opportunities.

Portfolio resilience

Extended service life

At The Exchange we worked to develop a digital twin. This tool helps to inform the Planned Preventative Maintenance schedule to ensure heating, cooling and ventilation equipment is operated efficiently to preserve and extend its operational life.

Portfolio resilience

Flexible and adaptable

Our flexible lease offering, ‘Making it Work’, applies a versatile design which is easily adapted through modular changes to floor layouts. We work with our occupiers to encourage flexible solutions and to avoid unnecessary hard builds. We can redeploy furniture across the portfolio, minimising the waste typically associated with fitting out workspaces.