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Proving Britain is open for business

Tipped to be the largest and greenest commercial office building in the heart of the City of London, and the ultimate home of global financier UBS and 6,000 of its employees, the news of our appointment to build 5 Broadgate, a result of our very successful relationship with owner British Land, was broken to the industry with much fanfare. From that moment the pressure was on to deliver a building whose existence has been cited by the Chancellor himself as a signal of the confidence placed in London as the world’s leading financial centre.

“UBS’s commitment to the City of London and Broadgate demonstrates London’s global appeal as a major financial centre. The 5 Broadgate development will not only help to retain jobs in the City but will also create thousands more during its construction”

Chris Grigg
Chief Executive, British Land

Tight space, big city

5 Broadgate is without doubt a highly complex job. It involves the demolition and construction of office facilities in a logistically restricted location. Overlooked by dauntingly high-profile neighbours, it is located just a few metres from one of the country’s largest live railway stations.

Our experience on other constrained sites has allowed us to minimise disruption to our neighbours and local community by introducing innovative demolition techniques. The logistically challenging site has also been split into two to allow for simultaneous working, and ensure the vast project is kept on programme. 

Getting the green light

5 Broadgate is proving to be a model of sustainable design. With numerous sustainability credentials to its name including having more solar photovoltaic panels than any other office building, its sustainable aspirations are already being realised with the project awarded a BREEAM Excellent rating.

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