State-of-the-art development -1 Triton Square-
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.
Triton's façade represents one of the largest examples of circular economy practices in the industry to date.
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.
Reusing matters, renovating matters, every action to deliver a highly sustainable building matters.