Waterside working with natural ventilation to the canal
An abundance of natural light through windows and balconies
WELL Platinum Enabled
Tranquil outdoor spaces for fresh air and downtime
Breast-feeding room and baby changing room
Potential to create a multi-purpose fitness suite
Once completed, the Regent's Wharf Campus will feature 17,500 sq ft of outdoor gardens, balconies and terraces providing access to much-needed green space and canalside fresh air.
We have a breast-feeding room and baby changing facilities available on site and have focused on wellbeing throughout the development of the Regent's Wharf site to facilitate WELL Platinum certification.
In providing a communal roof terrace for the occupiers everybody has access to an organic space that inspires and motivates.
We've increased the soft landscaping on site by 1,300% to help the Environment alongside improving air quality and biodiversity in the area and provide an organic space that inspires and motivates.
We've made a commitment to the King's Cross economy to employ three local trade apprentices at all times during the development, alongside a contribution of £42,000 for further training and jobs locally. In addition to this, we have also committed to providing 7,500 sq ft of affordable workspace to act as incubator space to local start-up businesses.
The campus will be a car-free development, providing almost 200 cycle spaces to its occupiers, alongside an investment of £200,000 to increase cycle hire spaces nearby.
Regent's Wharf will have a BREEAM ‘Excellent' rating awarded for its sustainability and environmental efforts.
As part of an agreement with the council and Canal and River Trust, we have donated over £9,000 to ensure the canal's green bio floats remain well maintained and upgraded. We're also committed to providing bird and bat nesting boxes to create a natural habitat for wildlife, as well as making overall improvements to encourage Black Restarts in the area.
The Campus is designed with fully inclusive access in mind, whilst working on a mixed mode basis, meaning we utilise the canal setting for fresh air, including 17,500 sq ft of terraces and require less mechanical ventilation, which saves further energy.
Regent's Wharf campus buildings are fully electric and totally gas free, incorporating PVs and Air Source Heat Pumps, meaning we have over halved the C02 emissions associated with the development.
The design of this campus has also reduced the operational vehicle movements by 50% compared to the existing, and BentallGreenOak are contributing a £153,200 carbon offset payment to counteract the carbon produced during operation.
BentallGreenOak has committed to providing fully renewable electricity for the development which forms part of a WELPUT portfolio that has been awarded the GRESB*.
* Green Star (highest performance level) in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
We've reviewed the initial proposals in response to the emerging guidelines for a Covid-19 secure workplace to ensure the building is safe and secure for all new tenants and visitors. We have ensured that all buildings on campus benefit from natural ventilation, not recirculating air.
We've also ensured that there are multiple exits and entrances to all buildings, to create one way systems where required, multiple stairways and lifts have been included as a key part of the development to ensure we can move occupiers and visitors around very easily.
Given our unique canal side location, we have committed to using the Regents Canal in construction to reduce polluting traffic to the surrounding streets. This means we've stopped over 1,100 lorry trips, equating to 28 tonnes of carbon emissions saved. This investment has cost £250,000, but it's the right thing to do for our environment.
Our contractor will be part of the Considerate Contractor Scheme to ensure that all materials are sourced locally, where possible.