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Clare Hudson
Clare Hudson
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  • 19th April 2011

Sustainable Office Space on Kingdom Street, Paddington

Last week I visited the environmentally focussed and beautifully designed business centre on 1 Kingdom Street, Paddington, London, home to MWB Business Exchange Plc.

I’d never taken the walk from Paddington Station to Kingdom Street before and was immediately struck by how beautifully designed the area was. I felt like I was in one of those computer generated images of an architectural scene. These places never look as perfect as the picture, but Kingdom Street came pretty close.

The property is designed to immediately impress with its 3,000 sq ft double height entrance hall, glass floored wall climber lifts and stunning floor to ceiling windows. However, it was the buildings focus on sustainability and ‘Excellent’ BREEAM rating that really impressed me.

1 Kingdom Street is the UK’S first business centre/ office development to incorporate carbon foot-printing of the construction process right through to the supply chain. All the materials used to construct the building were carefully monitored and 97% of site waste was recycled. The reception area is heated with Ground-source heat pumps and solar panels have been installed on the roof to heat the water.

Shepppard Robson, the architects behind the creation of 1 Kingdom Street say, “It is our policy to positively influence the impact of the built environment on the earth’s resources wherever possible.” (1)