Thursday 29 February 18:00 - 21:00

77 Bastwick Street, London, UK
77 Bastwick Street
London
EC1V 3PZ

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Refine: The Workplace

Business & Professional

White Arkitekterโ€™s event series โ€˜Refineโ€™ will explore how we can work towards our goals of carbon neutrality and more regenerative practices

Refine: The workplace


White Arkitekterโ€™s quarterly event series titled โ€˜Refineโ€™ will explore how we can work towards our goals of carbon neutrality and more regenerative practices. In this first event of the series on Thursday, 29th February, at our London office, we will look to โ€˜Refine: The Workplaceโ€™.

This kick-off event will be part housewarming party for our new office and part provocation, questioning the future of sustainable workplace provision in the city.

The decision to adopt a circular approach to our own office fit-out was prompted by a growing awareness of the significant environmental impact of the commercial building sector. With the building sector responsible for 40% of global carbon emissions and commercial buildings contributing 15% to this figure, we recognized the need for a sustainable, energy-efficient refurbishment model. In London alone, where approximately 267 million square meters of office space undergo a seven-year fit-out cycle, the environmental consequences are substantial.

We will share learnings from our own office refurbishment in a brief presentation of our sustainability write-up report. Following this, we have invited representatives from the supply chain, developers, and the City of London for a lively panel discussion chaired by Hattie Hartman of the Architects Journal.

We will consider the future of the workplace in the city, covering issues of renovations, retrofitting, and change of use; trends and behavior change patterns, looking at areas such as Canary Wharf and the City of London โ€“ where do people want to be and what lessons are learned, why are we still building so tall?


Speakers

Laura Davies / Shreya Aneja, White Arkitekter

Louise Woolhouse, Dodds and Shute

Ben Cross, High-performance real estate

Joe Penn, City of London Corporation

Chair: Hattie Hartman, AJ


Programme

18:00 - Drinks and Networking

18:30 - Welcome from White Arkitekter & London office refurbishment presentation

18:40 - Chair introduction

18:45 - Presentation by guest speakers

19:00 - Panel discussion

19:15 - Q&A

19:30 - Drinks & Networking

21:00 - Close




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