wooden ceiling grill

HSBC show dedication to sustainablity

HSBC’s new banking headquarters in Birmingham has become one of the greenest in the city.

The new HQ situated on Broad Street is the first in Birmingham to be constructed to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold accreditation standard. This is a globally recognised symbol of sustainability achievement.

The interiors were designed by award-winning tp bennett and include external glazing made up of 25% recycled materials as well as a thermal coating to increase overall energy performance. The steel used in its construction has a minimum of 20% recycled materials and it features energy-efficient LED lighting.

To attain the Gold LEED, the internal design was built using sustainable timber approved by the Forest Stewardship Council. Hunter Douglas supplied a total of 850m2 of wooden ceiling panels. All the wood sourced by Hunter Douglas Architectural is FSC certified and the company is also committed to the Cradle to Cradle principle in its product development.

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