State-of-the-art development -1 Triton Square-

One of the United Kingdom's most sustainable HQs.

Challenging the status quo of conventional refurbishments

The ancient question of whether to build new or refurbish a building has become even more complex as the construction industry seeks to determine which has the least amount of impact on our environment.

While the ease of new construction may be generally preferred, that wasn't an option for Team Triton -British Land, Arup and Lendlease- whose joint expertise chipped away at every aspect to make the project as low carbon as possible, therefore choosing to renovate 1 Triton Square in London, rather than building new.

Not only did they challenge the status quo, but achieved at the end the official BREEAM Outstanding award becoming one of the United Kingdom's most sustainable HQs.

BREEAM Outstanding Certified Building

Triton's façade represents one of the largest examples of circular economy practices in the industry to date.

polycon's elements

Arup's architectural team's collective expertise assessed the design life of the outer screen and whether to refurbish, reinstall or replace various elements; favouring and outlining new façades for future disassembly. Glazed unitised curtain wall systems included vertical and horizontal external shading features in glass-reinforced concrete of up to 5000mm length and anodised aluminium, sized to reduce solar gains.

Customised colour, similar to S06 Ivory with a Reckli 2/90 Travertine texture

Reusing matters, renovating matters, every action to deliver a highly sustainable building matters.

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