HFW To Move In 2023 To London's Most Sustainable Tall Office Tower
Global, sector-focused law firm HFW will move in 2023 to a landmark new building at 8 Bishopsgate that will be London's most sustainable tall office tower.
HFW will occupy three floors of the 50-storey tower, including a private roof terrace that will offer colleagues and clients uninterrupted views across the City of London.
The new building is being developed to achieve low embodied carbon and be low-carbon in operation, featuring the highest solar panels in London, advanced floor-by-floor air filtering, light-responsive blinds that reduce cooling demands, and rainwater harvesting and greywater recycling, with rainwater filtered and reused for irrigation and toilet flushing to reduce water consumption.
The building also features a top-floor viewing gallery, a dedicated 200-seat auditorium, and one of the largest bicycle parks in London, with almost 1,000 parking spaces, 680 lockers and more than 50 showers.
Jeremy Shebson, Managing Partner, HFW:
"We are very excited to be moving to one of London's best and most sustainable new developments. We truly believe this will be transformational for HFW in London, giving us modern, agile and progressive space that allows us to adapt to the changing needs of our people and our clients. This includes giving us room to continue to grow in London, which is very much the plan.
"Sustainability is always a key factor whenever we're looking at new offices around the world, so we're pleased to have found a building that aligns with our commitments as a responsible business, with impressively low carbon emissions as well as outstanding facilities for active travel and wellbeing.
"This is a new home we are creating together. We are engaging with our people throughout the process on everything from layout and design to the choice of furniture, materials and colours, so this will be a space that really embodies the firm, our people and our shared approach."
HFW was recently certified by The Planet Mark for the sixth consecutive year in recognition of its continued efforts to reduce its environmental impact. The firm's sustainability partner, Giles Kavanagh, was elected as HFW's new Global Senior Partner, starting on 1 April 2022.
HFW is a leading global law firm in the aerospace, commodities, construction, energy, insurance, and shipping sectors. The firm has more than 600 lawyers, including 185 partners, based in offices across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. HFW prides itself on its deep industry expertise and its entrepreneurial, creative and collaborative culture.
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