100 BISHOPGATE – LONDON
Architects – Gardiner & Theobald
Main Contractor – ISG
Joinery – TMJ Interiors
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (Freshfields), is one of the world’s leading legal services companies, They have relocated their headquarters in London to 100 Bishopsgate. Freshfields was founded in the eighteenth century and is a member of the prestigious Magic Circle of leading London-based law firms. In a move to minimise the firm’s environmental impact, Freshfields has moved from its home of 30 years in Fleet Street to the new City of London development.
The decommissioning of their previous Fleet Street office was carefully considered. Freshfields ensured zero landfill waste for furniture and IT equipment.
The project has been carefully planned to minimise the environmental impact and support staff wellbeing. Freshfields’ tenancy is powered from 100% renewable energy and use of sustainable surfaces helped the project achieve a BREEAM Excellent sustainability rating and SKA Gold, unlocking a 30 per cent reduction in carbon use.
‘Freshfields’ move to 100 Bishopsgate is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to redefine how we work,’ says Mark Higgs, Freshfields Chief Operating Officer. ‘We have carefully planned the space to facilitate agile and remote-working arrangements, as well as support wellbeing and minimise environmental impact.’
Diamik Glass were chosen to manufacture the sustainable Ecoroksurfaces in the breakout areas and teapoints. The project involved manufacturing made to measure recycled glass surfaces that were accurately cut to the mm for all the associated appliances, wastes and sinks. The 85% recycled glass content would have ended up in landfill, instead in was reconstituted to produce these beautiful surfaces.
Ecorok can help architects and designers who are wanting to achieve BREEAM accreditation, especially as this eco friendly surface can be recycled at the end of life.
“We were delighted to support this exciting sustainable project and especially proud to be considered on such a prestigious fit-out by the architects Gardiner & Theobald”Gary Hague – Commercial Manager at Diamik Glass