Bloomberg’s new European headquarters in London makes use of many of Dow Building Solutions Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) products, helping it achieve sustainability goals including a BREEAM rating of ‘outstanding’. The headquarters covers 3.2 acres between the Bank of England and St Paul’s Cathedral – offering almost 1.1 million ft² of sustainable office space, alongside public amenity spaces that are home to cultural artefacts and restore historic sites including the Temple of Mithras.
Several thicknesses of XENERGY and FLOORMATE thermal insulation has been supplied by Radmat to the main contractor Sir Robert McAlpine: 140mm XENERGY SL, 50mm FLOORMATE 300-A and 150mm FLOORMATE 500-A. The new building has been designed to score a 98.5% BREEAM rating, which is the highest score achieved to date by any major office development.
Gary Sutton, divisional manager for Radmat, said: “Dow’s extensive ranges of XPS products meant they were ideally positioned to supply the necessary materials for this landmark project. The versatility of their insulation materials offers design flexibility to architects while meeting sustainability targets.”