The AJ100 has announced the finalists for the Sustainable Practice of the Year. The award recognises practices for their outstanding commitment to sustainable design, based on evidence of exemplar work, research and commitment to building performance monitoring and other environmental initiatives. JRA has been shortlisted for our work on 33 King William Street and our continued dedication to sustainability.
33 King William Street is a landmark office building located at the northern corner of London Bridge, featuring an expansive roof garden with unrivaled panoramic views. The garden is an oasis in the heart of the City with a design based on an English country garden, featuring a range of wild flowers native to Britain that encourages biodiversity and attracts welcome wildlife to central London. JRA successfully incorporated a number of other sustainable features including the specification of sustainably manufactured materials that can be recycled at end of use and reusing the existing foundation during construction. In addition, a strategy to reduce water consumption was devised and implemented, and the City’s standard for cycling provision has been exceeded. Through these measures, the building has achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.
The winner will be announced at the annual AJ100 dinner on Wednesday 13 June.