Deloitte, 1 New Street Square

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Deloitte LLP is a professional services firm with 18,000 colleagues around the UK and Switzerland. Our purpose is “to make an impact that matters” so when the once-in-a-decade opportunity arose to consolidate part of our central London campus within a new 280,000ft2 head office at 1 New Street Square, we wanted to challenge traditional ‘green building’ thinking and deliver a workplace that would truly benefit people and planet.
We have a wide-ranging corporate sustainability agenda aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals have long been committed to playing our part as we transition to a low carbon economy. We have traditionally targeted BREEAM Excellent certification on office fit-outs and since we started our corporate sustainability programme in 2011, our building-related emissions have dropped 72% per employee.
This was great – but we wanted to go further. We wanted our new office to make a statement. We targeted BREEAM Outstanding and aspired to attain the highest BREEAM 2014 RFO score ever awarded. We also recognised that a truly sustainable building was one that would go further and enhance the health, wellbeing and comfort of occupants. These concepts aligned with our long-standing talent strategy so we targeted WELL Gold – and aimed to become the largest WELL Gold certified office fit-out in the world, and the first dual-certified office fit-out in the world. This would not only ensure our workspace would improve our colleagues’ productivity, satisfaction and ability to collaborate; but also show more occupiers the strong business case for
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