Morgan Lovell recently worked with asset management firm Long Harbour to design and fit out their new London offices on Wigmore Street.

Long Harbour was determined to create a sustainable office environment and worked with Morgan Lovell to achieve a SKA Gold rating.

The SKA rating method is an assessment tool for sustainable office fit out in the UK and is applied right from the design stage through to the construction of a project. The scheme recognises best practice across energy and CO2, waste, water, pollution, transport, materials and wellbeing.

Morgan Lovell embraced a design-led approach, which meant carefully planning the procurement of sustainably sourced materials and furniture at the start of the project. Reducing waste onsite is also a key SKA consideration and the team worked with the building manager to ensure that the ceiling tiles and lighting fixtures were carefully removed and packaged so that they could be reused in other parts of the building.

Morgan Lovell project manager, Matt Benee comments:

"This was a fantastic project to work on and the whole team is immensely proud to have achieved a SKA Gold rating for our client. A lot of effort went into ensuring we met all of the specific SKA thresholds and that all of their Good Practice Measures were achieved."

The project also achieved an impressive score of 40 out of 50 from the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS). For more information on sustainable office design, download our white paper on ‘Sustainable Office Design’.

"Long Harbour made it clear during initial conversations that sustainability and targeting a SKA Gold rating were key concerns for them. Working with clients who place such a focus on sustainability is fantastic and I am delighted that we have achieved what we set out to."

Joe Croft, Head of Environmental and Sustainability at Morgan Lovell