When WWF concluded that a new build was the best solution for a new UK Headquarters, it set out to create an exemplar building in terms of sustainability and design. As part of the project, WWF aspired to create a building that would qualify for the award of BREEAM “Outstanding”. BREEAM is the world’s foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings.
WWF-UK moved to The Living Planet Centre in October 2013 and the building was opened by David Attenborough on 1 November of the same year. All of the hard work to achieve a high BREEAM status has paid off with the LPC being awarded the “Outstanding” level on 28 May 2014.
Karen Gravestock, Director of People & Place and coordinator of the LPC Project said:
“We are really thrilled to have reached the highest level in the BREEAM certification process. We set out to exceed the 85% pass mark for “Outstanding” so to achieve a score of over 90% is simply brilliant. The LPC is an inspiring building; it’s great place to work and to visit. I would like to thank all our partners who have worked with us to achieve this award, in particular Hopkins Architects and Willmott Dixon”.