Barr Gazetas - Award Winning Architects in Central London

UK-GBC Fitzrovia

Our super low-carbon fit out for UK-GBC is also a healthy and flexible workspace.

In Numbers

  • 98% original fixtures and finishes reused or recycled
  • 139 kgCO2/m2 embodied carbon footprint
  • 12 species in green wall
  • 99% construction waste diverted from landfill
  • 12% increase in office space created through reconfiguration
  • 8 glass panes from meeting room re-used
  • 15 items of furniture upcycled instead of bought new

About UK Green Building Council

Our fit out for the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC), has achieved the lowest embodied carbon footprint ever recorded for an office refurbishment in the UK. The project is an exemplar for sustainable office refurbishment and also features a range of innovative wellbeing measures, delivering a space that is both better for people, and better for the environment.

The design and delivery team worked in collaboration with a carbon profiling specialist to ensure that opportunities to reuse, recycle and responsibly source were maximised.

Wellbeing measures have been incorporated into the design in order to improve staff satisfaction, productivity and overall health and wellness. These measures include: a beautiful living wall with over 1,500 plants; an innovative ventilation system, which has delivered a 750% increase in background fresh air provision; an automated low-energy LED lighting system; and products and finishes that minimise (and in some cases actively remove) pollutants from the air.

The space is designed to accommodate a variety of working styles and agile working choices, including an open plan working area based on hot-desking; a sound-proof ‘telephone booth’ for private calls; a height-adjustable standing meeting table and several softer break-out spaces for informal discussions and social interaction.

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