21 Sustainable Offices in London
Every business is doing what it can to combat climate change at the minute, and rightly so. From adopting paperless practices to implementing hybrid working solutions, allowing employees to reduce their own carbon footprints while commuting, there are many effective activities.
But, have you considered how the building in which you do business might be helping or hindering your eco-friendly initiatives?
Increasingly, office providers are ensuring their buildings are built, designed and managed in ways that encourage sustainability. From recycling bins and car charging stations to making the most of natural light to reduce energy usage, eco-friendly office spaces can come in a variety of forms.
Whether you’re on the hunt for a new, sustainable place, or simply want to discover what features can help your business become more ‘green’, read through our list of 21 sustainable offices in London.
- Sustainable offices in Central London
- Sustainable offices in North London
- Sustainable offices in East London
- Sustainable offices in West London
- Sustainable offices in South London
Sustainable offices in Central London
In the fast-paced, bustling heart of London, sustainability takes top priority in a number of office space buildings. Redevelopment and refurbishment projects are common sights, ensuring workspaces in the area continue to be at the forefront of cutting edge, sustainable architecture and business amenities.
Check out just some of the most sustainable office spaces in Central London.
Located in Bank, in the City of London, this Landmark office space can be found in a Grade I listed business centre. With plenty of unique characteristics and historical features, businesses, visitors, clients and colleagues are guaranteed to be left impressed by this space, but its sustainable amenities are what will make them want to stay.
The building itself is classified as sustainable, with environmental controls and energy-efficient features and fixtures in place. The location is also easily accessible by public transport as it is just a few minutes’ walk away from Bank and Monument stations.
Also in the City, this Kitt Offices space in Aldgate is particularly well served by public transport, with underground and bus routes within easy reach, meaning employees and clients can minimise their own carbon footprints while travelling to and from the office.
The building also has on-site bike racks for an even more environmentally-friendly commuting option, as well as showers and kitchens for convenience, which may even encourage more to travel to work this way.
Towards the North of the City, on Farringdon Street, this serviced office space comprises 11 floors and room for up to 700 workers. The sustainable building offers a number of amenities to help businesses reduce their carbon footprint, including airy, naturally lit office spaces, bike racks and efficient environmental controls.
With facilities for single freelancers to large teams, this space also offers a long-term solution that can be scaled up and down, and adapted to changing business needs.
East of the City of London sits Shoreditch. The area is known for its innovative forward-thinking business community formed of creatives and tech start-ups. Therefore, it’s to be expected that its office spaces are designed with cutting-edge features with a focus on the future, too. This office space provided by WeWork encompasses everything a business in Shoreditch needs, from leading technology for efficiency, to amenities that encourage sustainable practices such as bike racks, greenery and plenty of natural lighting.
With flexibility at its heart, this serviced space is designed for almost every business need, whether it be a short-term hot desk, or a long-term office solution.
Shoreditch is not short of sustainable office solutions. Coined the “Black & White Building” this office is London’s tallest mass timber workspace, offering businesses a sustainable place to call home. The office space boasts a considered design, with tilted timber shading fins that scale the building, letting in tons of natural light and locking in heat to reduce the operational carbon footprint.
Facilities in this office space of the future are focused on wellness, with a yoga studio, roof terrace and creative working environments, while the decor is warm and honest, giving second life to many of the raw materials from the original architecture.
Moving to the West End, available on all-inclusive, flexible terms, this WeWork office space in Soho is light-filled, offering a sustainable workplace solution for small and large teams in Central London.
Its central location means nothing is too far, allowing tenants to easily reach a whole host of amenities within just a short walk. Similarly, the office itself can be reached by public transport, or even bike as there are storage facilities and showers available on-site.
Or, located in the prestigious neighbouring area of Mayfair, this Argyll Club office space can be found in a historic, unbranded building, which still has many of its original features. The high end, period decor is balanced by sustainable features and fixtures, including environmental controls and floor plans that maximise natural lighting.
This office space is also easy to reach by public transport thanks to its central location. Additionally, tenants can enjoy access to a nationwide network of offices, for a flexible, long-term workspace solution.
A little further West is this Regus office space in Paddington, which benefits from natural light throughout the working day. The floor to ceiling windows of the contemporary building design help reduce energy usage so businesses can minimise their bills and carbon footprints. The panoramic views out of these windows also serve as an important reminder of the necessity of our efforts to reduce emissions.
Located in Paddington, this office space is also incredibly well served by public transport services, including train, tube and bus routes, which can encourage employees to opt for more sustainable methods of commuting.
If travel is important, this modern office space in King’s Cross provided by The Office Group is the ideal option. Its location enables it to be easily reached by public transport, while bike racks, shower facilities, an on-site gym, lockers and a kitchen make the eco-friendly travel option that much more convenient.
As well as this, the office has been consciously designed and decorated with natural resources. The warm lighting and wooden features are welcoming and comfortable, while outdoor terraces and greenery breathe life into the space.
On the outskirts of Central London, but still accessible, this office space is seconds away from Camden Town station and offers a number of sustainable benefits that are guaranteed to help a business adopt more green practices. The modern design of the building leverages natural lighting with a spacious, yet comfortable floor plan and decor, which will help reduce energy usage.
Provided by the Work.Life group, this office in Camden offers a flexible workspace solution that can be scaled depending on business needs, with collaborative and private spaces that can adapt to the long-term goals of the company.
Sustainable offices in North London
Office spaces in North London are conveniently located between the commercial hub of the capital and the rest of the UK. Travel can be easier, with less congestion while spacious and greener landscapes offer workplaces with an alternative view of London.
Located in a historical building, these offices in Dalston provided by Canvas showcase many preserved, original features, such as wooden floors, high ceilings, fireplaces and large windows, which ensure spaces are naturally lit throughout the day.
On-site amenities such as breakout spaces, a kitchen, private meeting rooms and phone booths also ensure businesses and professionals have all they need for a smooth working day.
Sustainable offices in East London
East London covers a large area of the capital, all within easy reach of Central thanks to an expansive public transport network. This has welcomed many businesses to the area, and consequently, more investment into its office spaces, which now offer long-term, sustainable solutions for all types of workplace needs. Just some of the sustainable offices available in East London include:
Close to the City of London, this Purpose Group office space in Bethnal Green has become a hub for creative and media businesses, thanks to its contemporary design and convenient local amenities. The building benefits from tons of natural light, with its spacious and airy suites perfect for businesses of small to medium size.
The office space also has a courtyard for breaks, with green outdoor spaces also close by in the local area offering quite literally, a breath of fresh air from the bustling atmosphere of the City.
Alternatively, a large art deco building is home to this Creative Works office space in Walthamstow. As well as beautiful design, the period architecture also benefits from large windows that let in natural light throughout the working day, helping to boost productivity and reduce energy usage.
The building also features a number of other amenities that encourage eco-friendly activities, such as on-site bike racks, as well as being conveniently located close to some well-connected transport services, including overground stations and bus routes.
Located furthest east, this award-winning and contemporary business centre, provided by CEME, is situated in a beautifully landscaped business park in Rainham. As well as its scenic location, the office space comes with a number of sustainable amenities, such as bike racks for eco-friendly travel and large windows permitting tons of natural light.
The office space also offers flexibility, including spaces for small and large teams, meeting rooms, conference facilities and much more, meaning it can be used as a scalable solution for growing businesses.
Sustainable offices in West London
On the opposite side of the capital, West London covers some of the more affluent areas of London. The area is known to be more spacious than those closer to the centre, with beautiful scenic views of greenery and outdoor attractions that encourage a more sustainable way of life. For businesses then, an office in the area is a great reminder of the importance of balance and more considered practices.
This large, contemporary office space in Chiswick is provided by Venture X, and offers a number of business benefits, particularly in terms of efficiency and sustainability. The area itself has a village-like feel, while the modern building is fitted with the latest technology, enabling tenants to control all aspects of the working day to optimise resources. Rooms and spaces throughout the building are bathed in natural light through the large, floor to ceiling windows, which also provide panoramic views of the city.
The vicinity also comprises outdoor spaces and bike racks, as well as close by amenities such as cafes, shops and restaurants, ensuring everything you may need is within easy reach.
Not too far away and located just a stone’s throw away from Gunnersbury Park, this Workspace office is available to rent on all-inclusive and flexible terms. The space boasts an airy, naturally lit office facility based in a sustainably designed building. With efficient environment controls, pet-friendly space, and scalable workplace solutions, this office can encourage eco-friendly practices in all areas of the business.
The office space is also easily accessible by public transport, particularly via underground and bus services.
Or, on the other side of Chiswick, closer to Central London, is this Hammersmith office space provided by Work.Life. This space offers businesses a flexible and scalable workplace solution that can adapt to changing commercial needs throughout the company’s lifecycle. From single hot desks, to large private business suites, this office space is practically designed and offers a range of facilities for every size of business.
The building itself is sustainable, with natural lighting, bike racks and environmental controls, and it can also be easily reached by public transport, including underground and bus services.
Similarly, situated in the neighbouring area, just off of Kensington High Street, this office space provided by KOG features a range of bright and spacious workplaces suitable for various sized teams. Rooms and spaces benefit from large windows which let in tons of natural light, warmth and fresh air throughout the working day.
Its location means shops, cafes, restaurants and other amenities are within walking distance, minimising the environmental impact of travel. The building also offers on-site bike racks, encouraging tenants to opt for eco-friendly transport to and from work, too.
For something further north, this Venture X office space is located in the fashionable and creative area of White City. With a community of innovative and forward-thinking businesses in the area, office spaces such as 1 Ariel Way provide a multitude of cutting edge and future-focused amenities. For example, the space offers a completely flexible workplace solution, with everything from hot desks and coworking space, right through to meeting rooms and private suites. This means businesses can scale and adapt the space to their long-term needs.
With bike racks and on-site showers, and with it being within just a few minutes' walk of well-connected underground stations, the office space also encourages more eco-friendly daily habits when it comes to commuting and travelling around the city. All while the impressive roof terrace also promotes time outdoors.
The furthest west of our sustainable office spaces is this one provided by Orega. The space in the commercial hub of Uxbridge is based in an ‘excellent’ rated BREEAM accredited building, with an energy performance certificate of an A. This means sustainability is at the forefront of not only the office space, but every business that chooses to operate here.
Other notable sustainability-focused amenities include electric car charging stations, bike racks, recycling stores and roof-mounted solar panels. Outdoor spaces also offer a place for a lunch time jog or just a breath of fresh air during the working day.
Sustainable offices in South London
South London covers the area below the River Thames. The area perfectly combines both city life and rural amenities for a well-rounded and balanced commercial atmosphere. The area’s office spaces are also reflective of this, with some sustainable offerings that provide a suitable long-term workplace solution. For example;
This Curve office space in Greenwich offers a sophisticated workplace solution for small and growing businesses. The sustainable building is bright and airy, all while being stylishly decorated for a comfortable and luxurious working experience.
With on-site bike racks, and access to a number of transport options, including national rail, cycle routes and bus services, this space is guaranteed to encourage more eco-friendly travel choices. Greenwich Park is also just minutes away, providing a beautiful outdoor space to take in greenery and fresh air.
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