Siemens to build sustainability centre in London’s Docklands

Published:  10 November, 2010

Siemens, sustainability
Green engineering at the heart of Docklands — Siemens has been given the go ahead for a £30 million sustainability centre.

Siemens has been given the go ahead for the development of a £30 million landmark sustainability centre in London’s Docklands. It has been designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects with Pringle Brandon as lead consultant and interior architect. Event is designing the exhibition space, and the engineering consultant is Arup.

Siemens expects to attract around 100 000 visitors a year, with school groups from across London expected to use the facility for educational trips. It will also be a base for some 230 Siemens employees and provide the potential for around 50 local new jobs.

The building will be a showcase for sustainable design and construction, maximising the use of natural daylight, incorporating high-performance glazing, photo-voltaic panels, energy-efficient lighting and metering. Integral to the design will be rainwater harvesting, water-efficient appliances, ground-source heat pumps and solar water heating. Sustainable drainage and water-efficient landscaping are also part of the plans.

Andreas Goss, chief executive of Siemens, said, ‘Siemens is at the heart of providing sustainable solutions — from renewable-energy generation to low-carbon transport and urban infrastructure. I hope the Siemens Pavilion will act as a catalyst for wider community involvement in the debate about how we best address the challenge of climate change in our cities.’

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