Office tower in the City of London receives BREEAM ΓÇÿExcellentΓÇÖ rating
Heron Tower, an iconic office tower in the City of London, has been awarded the prestigious BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’.
The 46 storey building in Bishopsgate was designed by architects Kohn Pedersen Fox and is set for completion in 2011. It will be the City’s tallest tower, standing at 202 metres (663 feet).
The green features of the property include photovoltaic cells, which generate renewable electricity to power the building. Owners Heron International describe the structure as a ‘visionary and environmentally focused development’.
Speaking to the Green Building Press, Steven Evans, Development Director for Heron Tower, said:
“Heron Tower’s beauty is not just skin deep. Our focus has been on developing a building which will be one of the most advanced buildings in the world, setting a global benchmark for quality in commercial office space.
“Environmental issues are increasingly high on the corporate agenda and sustainability has become a central factor in building design. Heron Tower has met this challenge head on employing a variety of environmentally conscious strategies. We are delighted to have achieved a BREEAM rating of Excellent.”