The Gilbert building
Welcome to the Gilbert
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Welcome To The Gilbert

The Gilbert and One Lackington have been developed as all encompassing work and social spaces on Finsbury Square.

Both buildings celebrate their original 20th century construction, whilst creating uniquely modern environments where people want to work as they want to live. The buildings thoughtfully consider their characterful past and emphasize a new vision of space with natural daylight, external spaces, and a focus on sustainable architecture. Interesting richly textured places to work, The Gilbert and One Lackington have heart and soul.

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Outside The Square

Get To It

The Gilbert tube
  • Elizabeth Line
  • Thameslink
  • DLR
  • 6 min Canary Wharf
  • 7 min Bond Street
  • 33 min Heathrow Airport
  • Metropolitan
  • Central
  • Circle
  • Jubilee
  • Hammersmith & City
  • Northern Line
The Office Club

The Office Club

Embracing many of its original features and characterful quirks, The Gilbert is flooded with natural daylight and has all the facilities you need under one roof. Enjoy our beautifully bright and inspiring green courtyard and terraces, creating an environment for happy encounters between energized, creative people.

A HQ Space

  • Recycling existing building
  • Dedicated Receptions
  • Designed for 1:8 density
  • All new M & E plant
  • BCO compliant specification
  • Cycling & Shower Facilities
  • 17 Showers
  • 123 Lockers
  • 121 Bike Spaces
  • ActiveScore Platinum Certifcation
  • EPC Rating: B

In Numbers

  • 1 Courtyard
    (3,121 sq ft)
  • 7 Terraces
    (7,401 sq ft)
  • 3 Staircases
  • 5 New Lifts

Area Schedule

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Lower Ground

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

Indoors & Outdoors

The core creates a central circulation space. The focal point of a courtyard provides a green heart, which links north and south access. Six new terraces with southern exposure, have been introduced, accessed directly from office floors.

Net zero carbon in construction

The Gilbert is the first Brookfield Properties building completed as Net Zero in Construction. The development intervention has extended the lifecycle of the existing building and made it more relevant for the current and future needs of a workspace, while retaining original architectural features.

The renovation of the Gilbert saved approximately 80% of the embedded carbon emissions compared to a new building and achieves a comparable energy efficiency.

  • Retained Structure
  • Demolished Structure
  • New Structure
  • 90% retained materials
  • 7 times less embodied carbon created compared to industry target
  • Beats the LETI benchmark and GLA 2023 target by 9,500 tonnes

Achieved In 3 Steps

  1. Embodied Carbon Savings:

    The retention of 90% of the original structure resulted in major carbon savings- beating the LETI Office Benchmark by 9,500 tonnes.

  2. Operational Energy Improvements:

    The Gilbert’s energy saving measures resulted in an estimated consumption of 87.3 kWhe/m2.-3% improvement on the UKGBC benchmark for Net Zero Carbon pathway.

  3. Offsetting:

    Once due diligence was complete to account for all possible avenues for reduction of embodied carbon, 3100 tonnes of residual carbon emissions were offset with the purchase of the Fresh Breeze Project in Mexico.

The Net Result

We could renovate the Gilbert seven times before it reached the same embodied carbon as one standard new build office

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Finsbury Estate
1802 Finsbury Estate

Finsbury Estate

Although focused on the working lifestyles of the present day, the building has a story to tell. Originally designed as a private members club by Frederick Gould and Giles Gilbert Scott, designer of the iconic British red telephone box and architect of Bankside Power Station now the Tate Modern, The Gilbert and One Lackington have been returned to their former glory.

Close attention has been paid to the unique and original features of these magnificent heritage buildings. The Gilbert and One Lackington bring out the distinctive, characterful – surprising – nature of the original buildings, and introduce new standards of daylight, exterior space, clean air via natural ventilation from opening windows and sustainability.

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