FORE Partnership has announced its new Glasgow office will operate as a net zero building and will be entirely powered by renewables.
The real estate investment platform has announced the 94,000 square foot ‘Cadworks’ development, which is due to be finished to coincide with the COP26 climate summit taking place in the city in November, will become one of the first buildings of its kind to enter operation in Glasgow.
Materials such as glass, steel, wood and concrete used in construction will come largely from recycled sources, with 75% of suppliers being locally-based to reduce shipping-related emissions.
Its green credentials will continue once it begins to be used – the design only features parking for bicycles and a small number of electric cars to encourage its occupants to use cleaner forms of transport.
Basil Demeroutis, Managing Partner of FORE, said: “One of FORE Partnership’s unshakable pillars is responsible and thoughtful stewardship of our increasingly fragile environment. Cadworks will fully demonstrate that world-class headquarter space can be built without negative environmental impact and we hope that our innovation acts as a showcase for future builds, not only in Glasgow but across the world.
“Our industry must lead the way in forward-thinking and in creating change so that we can continue to create new space, generate employment and support communities whilst at the same time, safeguarding the planet. This has never been more important and we hope that Cadworks acts as an exemplar building for the sector.”