Workspace of the Future

February 1, 2022

12 King Street: A contemporary workplace with Sustainability at its heart

Leeds is a city driven to lead the way in sustainability on the global stage.

The city’s diverse initiatives, from the Travel Plan Network to the Leeds City Region Climate Coalition, mark our great city as a pioneer for all things green. And 12 King Street, a building that is set to bring the highest quality office space to the city centre, is part of that vision.

Fiera Real Estate and Opus North are committed to supporting Leeds’ vision for a sustainable future, by creating a best-in-class, eco-friendly working environment that truly champions sustainability.

Eco-friendly travel

One of the key ways 12 King Street will champion sustainability is through enabling occupiers to enjoy eco-friendly travel. With 72 cycle bays, extensive cycle spa facilities (including dedicated drying rooms), 12 King Street is well-placed to embrace Leeds’ growing cycle network. These premium cycling amenities will see 12 King Street become Cycling Score Platinum Certified, the highest industry accolade for cycling infrastructure.
If occupiers aren’t keen cycling enthusiasts but still want to travel sustainably, 12 King Street is a mere 150m from one of the North’s largest transport hubs: Leeds Railway Station, where tenants can access connections to the wider city region and beyond. What’s more, 12 King Street offers six EV charging stations, for those who choose to commute with electric vehicles.

Technology Infrastructure

Of course, a sustainable office is about more than just an eco-friendly commute. At 12 King Street, tenants will find industry-leading technology infrastructure, enabling more efficient working and allowing key sustainability & ESG objectives to be met.
12 King Street incorporates Smart Building Services, a system which provides remote monitoring of M&E – ensuring energy usage can be minimized. The bio-security system also notifies when cleaning of floors and desks are required based on motion sensors, providing extra reassurance in a post-COVID era.
12 King Street will also employ automatic LED lighting controls with built-in presence detectors, ensuring lighting is only deployed when essential, minimizing wasted energy.These impressive systems will help 12 King Street achieve notable accreditations, including BREEAM Excellent rating, placing 12 King Street within the Top 10% of UK new, non-domestic buildings for sustainability.
Additionally, 12 King Street is on track to achieve an EPC Rating of ‘A’, the highest energy efficiency rating possible.

Sustainability revolutionised

Through embracing best practice in sustainable design, the full-scale renovation of 12 King Street will see the building radically improve its overall performance. The fully renovated building will deliver:
13% Better Energy Consumption
14% Less Carbon Emissions
29% Less Energy Consumption and Carbon Emissions for Heating & Cooling
42% Less Water Consumption
66% Reduction in Operational Carbon Emissions per m 2
33% Better Lighting Consumption

*Compared to the notional figure calculated from the methodology followed in; HM government (2013). Approved Document L2A, Conservation of fuel and power in new buildings other than dwellings.

This truly contemporary building is progressing rapidly and is on schedule for completion in quarter one 2022. To find out more about 12 King Street’s premium offering, contact our agents Knight Frank on 0113 246 1533 or Fox Lloyd Jones on 0113 243 1133.


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