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Four Pancras Square | UK

This “twenty-first century tour-de-force” pays homage to the past while inspiring for the future. 🌱

Four Pancras Square is a Grade A office building located in London on Pancras Square and Goods Way, part of a 185,806 sqm cluster of 9 office buildings south of Regent’s Canal. The 11-storey building offers 16,350 sqm of Grade A office space with ground floor retail, with the office fully let to music giant Universal Music back in 2018.

With over 10 major awards and a BREEAM Outstanding certification 🏆, this building is truly a sustainability beast. It consumes 65% less gas and electricity than a standard office building of its size. The ecology of the site was improved by introducing a large moorland roof garden, incorporating 37 mainly indigenous plant species as well as large ponds.

The building features a wide variety of energy efficient systems and approaches including building orientation, solar shading, thermal mass for cooling, passive ventilation and a connection to the site-wide district heating network. It uses a combination of passive and active design features to obtain very low carbon emissions.

“In my view Four Pancras Square is an example of exceptional engineering, fabrication and construction that references both continuity with the past and an optimism for the future.” – Eric Parry, Founder and Principal at Eric Parry Architects. 

This project could not have been made possible without the efforts of all the skilled engineers, planners, designers, investors and all other #buildingheroes involved!

BAM UK & Ireland Eric Parry Architects Argent LLP AKT II Sweco FMDC Ltd Sandy Brown Gardiner & Theobald LLP

📸: Dirk Lindner

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