Derwent London has a commitment to not just quality and design but sustainability. Everything in the theatre is built with sustainability in mind using BREEAM which allows us to operate efficiently and all our lovely lighting is LED. BREEAM is the leading and most widely used environmental assessment method for buildings and communities.
Derwent London plc owns 77 buildings in a commercial real estate portfolio predominantly in central London valued at £5.7 billion as at 31 December 2021, making it the largest London-focused real estate investment trust (REIT).
As part of our commitment to lead the industry in mitigating climate change, Derwent London has committed to becoming a net zero carbon business by 2030, publishing its pathway to achieving this goal in July 2020. In 2019 the Group became the first UK REIT to sign a Revolving Credit Facility with a ‘green’ tranche. At the same time, we also launched our Green Finance Framework and signed the Better Buildings Partnership’s climate change commitment. The Group is a member of the ‘RE100’ which recognises Derwent London as an influential company, committed to 100% renewable power by purchasing renewable energy, a key step in becoming a net zero carbon business. Derwent London is one of only a few property companies worldwide to have science-based carbon targets validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
Landmark buildings in our 5.6 million sq ft portfolio include 80 Charlotte Street W1, Brunel Building W2, White Collar Factory EC1, Angel Building EC1, 1-2 Stephen Street W1, Horseferry House SW1 and Tea Building E1.
In January 2022 we were proud to announce that we had achieved the National Equality Standard – the UK’s highest benchmark for equality, diversity and inclusion. In April 2022, Derwent London won the BCO Best Commercial Workplace award for 80 Charlotte Street. In October 2021, the Group won EG’s UK Company of the Year award and in January 2022 came top of the Property Sector and 38th position overall in Management Today’s Britain’s Most Admired Companies awards 2021. In 2020 the Group won several awards for Brunel Building with the most prominent being the BCO Best Commercial Workplace award. In 2019 the Group won EG Offices Company of the Year, the CoStar West End Deal of the Year for Brunel Building and Westminster Business Council’s Best Achievement in Sustainability award. In 2013 the Company launched a voluntary Community Fund and has to date supported well over 100 community projects in the West End and the Tech Belt.