Bloomberg has claimed its new £1bn London headquarters are the “world’s most sustainable” at the building’s unveiling.
The new development, built by Sir Robert McAlpine, includes 1.1m sq ft of office and retail space covering 1.3 ha, near the Bank of England in the City of London.
It was built using sustainably sourced concrete and has been designed to make significant energy and water savings.
The organisation said that 90 per cent of the project’s expenditure was retained in the UK over the course of construction with around half of that figure spent with local suppliers in London.
The building, designed by Foster + Partners, used 13,500 construction workers and took an estimated 9.5m worker-hours.
Bloomberg claimed it was “the biggest stone project in the City of London for a century”, with 9,600 tonnes of Derbyshire sandstone used.
Speaking at the launch, mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “This fantastic new building is a huge vote of confidence in London as a destination for global business.
“It is also a shining example of what can be achieved by combining fantastic British architecture and the latest green technology to reduce our impact on the environment.”