Bloomberg’s new London office will open for biz journalists in early 2018
When Bloomberg’s editorial staff moves into its new London headquarters early next year, hundreds of journalists will be working in the world’s most sustainable office building.
The building achieved an ‘Outstanding’ rating against the BREEAM sustainability assessment method, with a 98.5 percent score. This is the highest design-stage score ever achieved by any major office development.
A company spokesman said that its 400-plus journalists will start working in the building in January 2018. The building “officially” opens on Oct. 24.
Compared to a typical office building, the new Bloomberg building’s environmental strategies deliver a 73 percent saving in water consumption and a 35 percent saving in energy consumption and associated CO₂ emissions. Innovative power, lighting, water and ventilation systems account for the majority of energy savings.
For example, smart CO₂ sensing controls allow air to be distributed according to the approximate number of people occupying each zone of the building at any given time. The ability to adjust airflow in response to occupancy hours and patterns is expected to save 600-750 megahertz per hour of power per annum, reducing CO₂ emissions by approximately 300 metric tons each year.
Located between the Bank of England and St Paul’s Cathedral, the new European headquarters occupies 3.2 acres and will provide approximately 1.1 million square feet of office and retail space.