Sustainable from the outset
At The Hickman, our 74,700 sq ft development in Whitechapel, E1, we have fully integrated sustainability, wellbeing and technology from inception. We are refurbishing the fabric of the existing building to reduce the total embodied carbon of the project and, with a BREEAM Excellent and EPC A rating targeted, it is expected that the building will achieve an energy improvement of almost 40% over current Building Regulations’ energy efficiency requirements.
In line with our commitment to promote improved air quality and biodiversity, we are increasing urban greening, installing a green roof, terraces and planting within the courtyard. The provision of 79 bike spaces and showers, coupled with the close proximity of a park, will provide further opportunities for our occupiers to exercise and access outdoor space, positively impacting their wellbeing.
Our smartest building to date
In operation, The Hickman will be our smartest building to date. The combination of sensors in the workplace, with a bespoke smartphone app, will provide constant anonymous feedback on occupancy levels, temperature, light levels, air quality and noise. This feedback will allow us to work with our occupiers to adapt and flex the building as their business needs evolve.
The Hickman will also be able to learn and adapt according to use, meaning we are able to optimise the conditions for occupation, reducing energy consumption and associated carbon emissions, whilst improving comfort levels for our occupiers.
Through our fresh contemporary design, we will be able to offer a choice of flexible work settings, providing opportunities for quiet independent work as well as collaboration space. Furthermore, occupiers will also benefit from our lifestyle service, allowing them to access a host of other, value added services at a push of a button.