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Press release - January 2010

Heron Tower Secures ‘Excellent’ BREEAM Environmental & Sustainability Rating

Heron International, a leading pan European property group, is pleased to announce that the Heron Tower has been awarded a BREEAM rating of Excellent.

Heron Tower is a visionary and environmentally focused development in the City of London which will provide world class office space, setting the standards for offices of the future.  It is on track for completion in 2011 and the 46 storey tower will be the City’s tallest at 202 metres (663 feet) in height with a 30 metre mast.  It is located on an island site in Bishopsgate, in the heart of the City of London.

The Heron Tower is situated a mere 200 metres from Liverpool Street, one of the biggest commuter stations in London.  It has a number of special features such as photovoltaic cells to generate renewable energy that contributes to the overall power requirements of the building and help to create a solar shield and triple skin glazed facades to reduce heat gain by 45% over a standard glazing solution.

Commenting on the award, Steven Evans, Development Director for Heron Tower, said:

“Heron Tower’s beauty is not just skin deep.  Our focus has been on developing a building which will be one of the most advanced buildings in the world, setting a global benchmark for quality in commercial office space.  

“Environmental issues are increasingly high on the corporate agenda and sustainability has become a central factor in building design.  Heron Tower has met this challenge head on employing a variety of environmentally conscious strategies.  We are delighted to have achieved a BREEAM rating of Excellent.”

BREEAM addresses wide-ranging environmental and sustainability issues and enables developers and designers to prove the environmental credentials of their buildings to planners and clients.  The assessment covers:  management, energy, transport, health and well being, water, materials and waste, land use, site ecological value and pollution.

Heron Tower was designed by architects Kohn Pedersen Fox and is being built by construction partners Skanska.  The assessment was conducted by Foreman Roberts and detailed the performance of Heron Tower against the BREEAM Offices 2006 criteria.

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