icon Business Centres, based in Leeds, have one of the most notable unique selling points in Britain, boasting the impressive title of “Greenest Serviced Offices in the UK!” Located at Britain’s third largest business park at Thorpe Park, Leeds, icon’s green building was built under strict environmental principles and objectives contributing to the highest ever BREEAM ranking of any UK Serviced Office Business Centre, and indeed of any British commercial building, with an impressive rating of 87.55%!
With the current recession constantly pushing the issue of price to the forefront of the property market it is crucial that now, perhaps more than ever, that environmental concerns are not overshadowed but rather remain highlighted in the commercial office industry. icon Business Centres are currently leading the way in environmental awareness with their green building which addresses critical issues of sustainability, waste and emission control. A landmark building, the property was erected as a prototype office centre intended to meet the highest of environmental standards but, and importantly, at commercially viable rates.
Constructed of sustainable, locally sourced and recyclable materials, on site the building supports a large number of environmental initiatives including the use of rainwater for sewerage systems and combined heat and power for a substantial proportion of the buildings energy demands. As a result the offices are set to significantly reduce CO2 emissions compared to similar conventional properties. Furthermore the building has a considerably reduced life cycle and operating costs and far exceeds current sustainability targets.
The icon team clearly take pride in the company’s environmentally-friendly philosophy. Mark Proctor of icon Business Centres was quick to point out some of the rather unique ways in which staff are contributing to the business centre’s eco-sensitive approach during day to day business activities with schemes including….
Plant pots made of Jute, which is the hessian like fibre that many of the Supermarkets make their recyclable bags from
Wall tiles made from recycled mobile phones
Herman Miller chairs that are 99% recycled / 99% recyclable
Bins that collect paper / cardboard / cans in every office
Mark told me: “We choose to run the building as green as we can, we’ve even erected bat boxes in the tree line to encourage the local Pipistrelle Bat population.”
Despite their environmentally friendly status these offices do not also come at a premium with icon currently offering top of the range accommodation at competitive prices as well as running a number of client incentives. Prices are based on an all-inclusive basis making for easy month to month budgeting and onsite there is ample parking as well as 24 hour security. The location also creates an ideal communications business address, away from the congestion of Leeds city centre and with immediate access to the M1.
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