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Chartered Institution of Water and
Environmental Management (CIWEM)

106-109 Saffron Hill, London, EC1N 8QS  
Tel: 020 7831 3110 Fax: 020 7405 4967

Saffron Hill Office Development

Construction work to begin on new CIWEM Headquarters, members' and conference facilities

CIWEM has signed a £2.94m contract with construction company 8build for the development of its new headquarters, members' facilities and conference rooms at 106-109 Saffron Hill, Clerkenwell, London.

The redevelopment of an existing Victorian building has been designed to achieve the BREEAM 'Excellent' standard of environmental performance; and its residential component, which will part-finance the project, will meet the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4. The work will commence in October and is programmed to be completed for handover on 22nd January 2014.

This exciting green-build project will offer a modern and comfortable working environment for its staff, a welcoming lounge and informal meeting area for its members and meeting rooms, conference and exhibition space to allow the Institution to provide higher standards of engagement with its stakeholders.

The Institution's Trustees are committed to ensuring that the new accommodation should:

  • Be a welcoming, comfortable space to inspire our members and guests, and society at large
  • Be a facility that will support our members in their work and career development
  • Aspire to be an exemplar of sustainable best practice in design
  • Be a comfortable and innovative office space for our staff to enable them to deliver the services for our members and meet the aspirations of the Institution going forward
  • Deliver high quality, sustainable residential accommodation to maximise the returns needed by the Institution
  • Have strong visual impact employing design devices, features and details that communicates the standing and status of an independent environmental professional body and charity

The facilities will offer a high standard of accommodation for those who wish to rent meeting and business space in the desirable Farringdon area of central London. It will be conveniently located for underground, mainline and Crossrail once the Farringdon transport hub is fully developed. The combination of these features, quality and the ability for the Institution to operate a diverse portfolio of events in its own facilities will provide a strong legacy for members present and future as well as a strong foundation for the growth of CIWEM in future.

The contractor, 8build, was chosen to undertake the work following an extensive market testing process. 8build have good experience of green-build projects and demonstrated a strong commitment to CIWEM's vision for delivering a contemporary, multi-purpose and eco-efficient building.

Progress updates, including photographic records of the construction, together with plans and graphics will be regularly posted on this page (see Page Documents on the right hand side of the page) and we plan to arrange site visits for those members who would like to see the project as it takes shape.

Further information is available from CIWEM Policy Manager and Saffron Hill Project Administrator, Alastair Chisholm, at


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Chartered Institution of Water and
Environmental Management (CIWEM)

106-109 Saffron Hill, London, EC1N 8QS  
Tel: 020 7831 3110 Fax: 020 7405 4967

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