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Morgan Lovell's Green Office

A sustainable workplace of the future – developed in the unlikely setting of a 1960s London office block – has secured a national environmental accolade.

Office refurbishment specialist Morgan Lovell has won a Green Apple Award for its pioneering work at its own London-based headquarters.

Located in Noel Street, Soho, the building was the type of development that would have previously been viewed as an environmental write-off.

However, Morgan Lovell’s office design and build team worked together to create a cost-effective and stylish workplace that is in tune with the environment.

The project went on to achieve the highest BREEAM fit out environmental assessment score to date in the UK.

Morgan Lovell will receive its Green Apple trophy at the House of Commons in November.

David Henderson, managing director of Morgan Lovell, said: “The Noel Street office is increasingly being seen as a blueprint in terms of workplace design for the future.

“It is an ongoing, live case study, testing and trialling sustainable projects for use in our office refurbishment projects across the country.

“The building is also used for fact-finding visits, by organisations such as the British Institute of Facilities Management, to share ideas and results in order to introduce more sustainable offices that balance environmental concerns with economy.”

As well as the Green Apple Award, the Noel Street project has also been shortlisted in the 99% Campaign for Refurbishment, developed to find the best examples in the UK of carbon being cut in existing buildings. The award is organised by Building magazine and the winner is announced on 18 November 2008.

Morgan Lovell’s green office is also in the finals of the PFM Awards, the winners of which are announced in November.

Find out more about green office interiors at www.morganlovell.com/sustainability

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About the Green Apple Awards

Now in their 15th year, the Green Apple Awards attracted more than 500 nominations this year. They are organised by The Green Organisation, an independent non-profit environment group, dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world.

The Green Association is funded by membership and sponsorship, with support from the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management and other professional bodies.

Morgan Lovell is scheduled to receive its Green Apple Award at the House of Commons on Monday, November 10.

About Morgan Lovell

Located in London, Birmingham and the Thames Valley, Morgan Lovell is the UK’s leading office interior design, fit out and refurbishment specialist. With its own teams of designers, surveyors and project managers, the company can design and deliver entire projects, with the benefit of just one point of contact. www.morganlovell.com

It is part of top five UK construction and regeneration group Morgan Sindall plc which operates through five specialist divisions of fit out, construction, infrastructure services, affordable housing and urban regeneration.

Morgan Lovell is a licensed BREEAM Offices Assessment Organisation. This means it is now licensed to measure the sustainability score of an office in order to identify ways companies can reduce high energy usage and waste, whilst increasing comfort and satisfaction for users of the building.

Press release written by Jane Shepherd, Shepherd PR Limited

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