SUSTAINABILITY

Broadgate has always been something special; since 1986, we’ve led the way in creating dynamic public spaces. It’s why we’re now the largest pedestrianised neighbourhood in London.

We create a place where people can be inspired by groundbreaking art, food, drink and culture every day and where a vibrant year-round calendar of events ignites passion and engagement.

It’s why our environment - and its ever-changing personality - motivates everything we do. We strive for a neighbourhood in the heart of east London where people, nature and inspiration thrive.

Break it down: Broadgate in numbers...

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Zero waste to landfill… With 36,000 people working at Broadgate and 199 events in 2017, we’ve recycled 9,897 tonnes of waste since 2013 - the weight of 1,371 whales.

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Speaking of whales… Plasticus the whale was made by Broadgate’s waste management company, Bywaters, for Sky TV’s Ocean Rescue campaign. Built from a quarter ton of plastic (the amount that enters our oceans every second), Plasticus toured 12 locations across the UK last year. A reminder that carrying a tote and a bottle for life can make all the difference.

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Two wheels good… There are 1,500 cycle spaces at Broadgate plus regular cycle surgeries in Finsbury Avenue Square.

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The three bs: birds, bees and butterflies. With 17,500 sq ft of green roof space and 140 trees (including 70 mature trees) plus colourful and green planted areas, we’re on a mission to keep the wilder side of life at Broadgate.

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Four City In Bloom Awards. Awarded for green spaces that lead the way in horticulture, biodiversity and sustainability, we also received the prestigious Gold Award in 2016 for 201 Bishopsgate’s green roof and Broadgate Plaza’s public realm planting.

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Five BREEAM certified green buildings at Broadgate. That’s 1.6 million sq ft - the equivalent of 28 football pitches.

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There are six main modes people use getting to Broadgate and none of them involve a car: train, tube, walking (a whopping 10% of Broadgate’s employees walk to work compared to the 6% national average), cycling, bus and motorcycle. We’re a pedestrian-friendly and public transport haven.

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Since 2013, we’ve cut landlord-influenced energy use at Broadgate by 7%. This has saved 13,680 MWh (the equivalent of annual electricity use in over 4,000 homes) and reduced carbon emissions by 6,320 tonnes.

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In the last eight years, Broadgate has won 40 Clean City Awards presented by the City Of London to businesses that promote best environmental practice and waste management. 

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Nine floors up. That’s the plan for a new restaurant with outdoor terraces that will be arriving with 100 Liverpool Street in 2019. It’ll also be accompanied by 90,000 sq ft of new shops, brands and boutiques; 433,000 sq ft of light and airy offices and 20,000 sq ft of outdoor terraces to attract more natural wildlife.

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The number of architecture awards won by Exchange House for its innovative suspended structure (only 5% of it touches the ground).
This includes the prestigious 2015 AIA Twenty-Five Year Award from the American Institute of Architects which recognises a building project that’s stood the test of time by embodying architectural excellence for 25-35 years (only four cities outside the US have won the accolade since its inception in 1971, Exchange House is the only one in the UK).

For more information how we calculated this, please see British Land Sustainability Accounts 2017

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