Landsec targets the UK’s first net zero carbon commercial development

Landsec, the FTSE-100 property developer, is progressing plans for what aims to be the UK’s first net zero carbon commercial building. The Forge, previously known as 105 Sumner St, SE1, a 139,000 sq ft office development in Southwark aspires to be the first commercial building to be both constructed and operated in line with the UK Green Building Council’s (UKGBC) net zero carbon buildings framework and associated energy performance targets. There is not currently a building in the UK that has been verified in line with UKGBC’s framework that is…

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Landsec Publishes 2020 Sustainability Update

Landsec, commercial property company publishes its 2020 Sustainability Update. “In the face of the considerable near-term impact of Covid-19, it can be easy to lose sight of the very significant threat posed by climate change. Landsec has always been a sector leader in this space – we were the first real estate company in the world to commit to science-based reduction targets for CO2 and we built on that in 2019 by committing to become net zero carbon by 2030 – and I am determined that we continue to build…

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Schoolchildren code the adverts live on the world famous Piccadilly Lights

Pupils experimenting with code and technology livestreamed their adverts onto the world famous Piccadilly Lights in London on October 24. Supported by BT, the London school children used a coding app on a tablet to live stream their avatars directly onto the large format Piccadilly screen, changing the words and tinkering with the code in real time as their individual avatars took over the entire big display. The Piccadilly Lights are managed by Ocean Outdoor on behalf of Landsec. Director of Ocean Labs Catherine Morgan said: “This is the first…

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Landsec leads coffee cup recycling initiative in UK first

Property company Landsec has partnered with a consortium of national coffee retailers, led by Costa Coffee, to revolutionise the lifecycle of disposable coffee cups and vastly improve the sustainability of the coffee industry. In a UK first, an industry-wide working group – established by Landsec – is trialling methods to dramatically increase the amount of coffee cups successfully recycled. Three Landsec retail destinations – Bluewater, Trinity Leeds and Gunwharf Quays – are running individual trials to establish the best way of encouraging customers to dispose of their coffee cups properly…

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Barnardo’s delighted as Landsec raises more than £100,000 to help vulnerable children in first year of charity partnership

Barnardo’s has received a fundraising boost after Landsec raised more than £100,000 for its services for vulnerable children in the first year of their charity partnership. During the year, Landsec, the UK’s largest listed commercial property company, raised money for the children’s charity by launching the PiccadillyOn campaign, which counted down the days until the world-famous Piccadilly Lights were switched back on after nine months of darkness. The campaign invited members of the public to donate at least £2 to Barnardo’s to sponsor a unique colour chip which formed part…

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