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Greenpeace Headquarters


In Brief


Client:
Greenpeace UK

Location:
Islington

Construction value:
£1,500,000

Completion:
August 1991

This conversion of a 1930's former laboratory building provides 2,000 square metres of accommodation for 80 Greenpeace staff in North London.

This was a pioneering environmental and ecological refurbishment which incorporates a variety of low energy design features in a fast track programme. Materials were carefully selected to minimise their impact on the environment in manufacture, how they are used and their ultimate disposal.

 

The project maximises use of the substantial window areas in the existing building to provide controlled and natural lighting and ventilation, and uses a combined heat and power plant to provide heat and electricity.