Today, more and more businesses are making huge strides to make sure that their operations make a positive difference on both the planet and communities they touch. On this World Environment Day, we’ve curated a list of London’s coolest earth-friendly offices.
These spaces help businesses make a difference through their sustainable design, community-focused projects and inspired tenants.
Looking for a London office? Start your search today.
Second Home – Spitalfields
Second Home offers a one-of-a-kind community: by renting one of their affordable desks or private offices, you join a mix of businesses all making a difference in the community. For every workspace purchased, a space is provided free of charge to a non-profit, new local start-up or experimental project.
One of the building’s coolest initiatives is the Green Lab where academics and start-ups work on aquaponics, waste, food, water and energy projects.
7 More London
Not your average corporate building: this innovative 10-storey work of art has a high-performance facade that offers shade and insulation, combined with solar hot water panels and green roofs to make it sustainable. What’s more, the building is fuelled on recycled biodiesel from waste cooking oil collected from restaurants in central London.
An impressive 1,300 square metres of its roof spaces are dedicated to supporting threatened and protected species of birds and invertebrates.
With locations in Newington Green and East London, earth-friendly Greenhouse is designed to inspire. Amenities include an on-site cafe, community manager, bike storage, yoga studio, event space and much more.
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This former shoe polish factory is home to over 25 different social justice and human rights organisations. The building is equipped with plywood tables milled locally, recycled carpet tiles, an ethical cafe and sheds designed for community gardening, bicycle repairing and bee-keeping.
This community-oriented “good vibes only” coworking hub is bright and affordable. Perfect for start-ups, members can challenge colleagues to basketball or squash games over lunch in one of their courts. Bike storage makes commuting a breeze.
One Embankment Place
Constructed with 95% responsibly-sourced materials, the UK’s first “air rights” building (constructed on top of an existing structure) is equipped with a trigeneration cooling, heat and power system that uses locally-sourced recycled vegetable oil. Chiller beams replace air conditioning and waterless urinals and low flush toilets reduce water use.
The ultimate upcycling project, Containerville is focused on supporting organisations that are socially and environmentally driven. Their flexible and highly functional space offers a number of events and hackathons designed to ignite creativity and drive within the community.