Sustainable workplace

Going for BREEAM ‘excellent’ at our new UK headquarters


In February 2015, Cambridge City Council granted planning permission for our new purpose-built facility on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, which will home our UK-based global R&D centre and corporate headquarters. We are working closely with our construction partners to achieve Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) ‘excellent’ ratings for sustainability performance.

Sustainability features include:

  • A Ground Source Heat Pump System with a large vertical borehole array for renewable energy generation
  • Air and water free cooling and extensive heat recovery systems
  • Natural light in place of artificial light
  • A combined heat and power station to meet on-site energy needs
  • Rainwater recovery systems throughout the site.