New Benchmark

This is the UK’s most sustainable speculative office tower

The first speculatively-developed tower to target an EPC A rating and BREEAM Outstanding, 8 Bishopsgate is founded on the UN Sustainable development goals and follows the guidance of the RIBA 2030 challenge. The design has been developed to achieve both low embodied carbon and be low-carbon in operation.

  • Highest solar panels in London
  • Cooling towers
  • High efficiency boilers
  • High efficiency fan units
  • Biodiversity
  • Occupancy sensors
  • On floor cooling
  • Air handling controlled on every floor
  • Light-responsive blinds
  • Rainwater collection and greywater recycling
  • Sensor controlled LEDs
  • Vertical external shading
  • High efficiency chillers
Illustration of 8 Bishopsgate Tower

Highest solar panels in London

Going above and beyond: securing PV arrays at heights of 200m takes truly innovative engineering.

Illustration of sun rising and setting over solar panels

Sustainable water management

Rainwater attenuation protects the capital’s ageing sewers by slowing the release of rainwater. Harvested rainwater is filtered and reused for irrigation and toilet flushing to reduce water consumption.

Illustration of rainwater recycling system

An active facade

Highly energy-efficient facades include light-responsive blinds that allow in daylight while controlling glare and reducing cooling demands by 5%.

Illustration of motorised blinds

Fresh air where you need it most

Floor-by-floor air provision that is filtered and controlled locally. Up to 20 litres of fresh air per person per second can be directed to where it is needed on the floor plates, with smart sensors to match occupant need.

Illustration of air circulation

Smart, proactive systems

No more ‘set it and forget it’: interactive building systems optimise energy efficiency, as 60% of annual heat demand is met by recycling heat rejected from the cooling system.

Illustration of computers and microchips