Unique boutique development in London
122 to 126 Chancery Lane is a unique boutique development which delivers 35 high quality apartments behind an elegant, original Grade II listed façade. It is located on the historic and renowned Chancery Lane nestled between the Royal Courts of Justice and King’s College London’s Maughan Library.
In the late 1980’s the buildings were rebuilt behind the retained listed facade to provide new office accommodation over the five upper floors. The current redevelopment includes conversion of office space into high quality dwellings whilst the existing retail and restaurant units that occupy the ground and basement floors remain in use. It makes the most of the old and the new, celebrating the heritage of the area with the Victorian façade and providing exemplary 21st century living space.
A high quality, sustainable building and a flexible working environment
This 1980’s building was acquired by McKay Securities plc in 2014, following the departure of PWC, who then undertook a full refurbishment including a new full height glazing system and M&E throughout. McKay chose BREEAM as it sets out a holistic approach to sustainability issues within the built environment that ensures robust and reputable green building outcomes.
The approach assists in the reduction of environmental impact throughout the whole lifecycle of the building, which contributes to the financial attractiveness of the building to potential tenants. It is also a recognised measure of how sustainable a building is and is one of the key criteria that occupiers now consider when seeking new accommodation.
Exceptional sustainability for a historic building in a conservation area
The Crown Estate is refurbishing the Quadrant 4 site in Soho, London as part of its estate management activities. The building upper floors are currently occupied by a backpacker hostel and will be converted to high-end residential units.
The project brief was to create a building that delivers and maintains an exceptional sustainability performance through design into occupation, whilst respecting the historic character of the area. Overall, it is the aspiration of The Crown Estate and project team to significantly improve the existing site and its immediate environment by providing an efficient, inclusive and climate-resilient residential development, and to exceed wherever possible current standards and industry norms.
As one of the most sustainable universities in the world, UC Davis saw great value in lowering carbon emissions using this science-based standard
Built in 2001 and located in Davis, CA, Plant and Environmental Sciences is a 3-story, 126,651 ft2 building that provides state-of- the-art facilities for research. Laboratories make up 80% of the building with the rest consisting of faculty offices from the Departments of Plant Sciences and Land, Air and Water Resources. The Green Building Team chose this building to pilot the BREEAM In-Use programme because the building had undergone recent upgrades to increase energy efficiency, reduce water use, and improve indoor air quality and wanted to recognise the completed work.