Cundall London, One Carter Lane
Europe’s first WELL Gold certified office inspires creativity and collaboration.
London, United Kingdom
Studio Ben Allen
Home to our London office, One Carter Lane is an expression of Cundall’s belief that great design should inspire a creative, healthy and collaborative workspace. Working alongside Studio Ben Allen, the space was designed to include research and development areas in the form of an ‘Acoustic Lab’ featuring Cundall’s award winning Virtual Acoustic Reality (VAR) – Oculus Rift technology, and a ‘Green Lab’ for continued research into biophilia and indoor air quality testing.
Occupying the ground floor, the office was created using the highest quality of sustainable materials and implements both air quality sensors and mains water filters throughout. Other innovative features include locally sourced desks, high reflectance low heat transmission blinds and recycled zero phthalate floor finishes, a ventilated green biowall, living natural timber structures, and potable water testing against dissolved minerals, chemicals and microbes.
Building Services Partner Peter Stocks comments, “This project was particularly close to home for Cundall, and we wanted to ensure that every factor of our design aligned with our philosophies and values. Employee wellbeing is always at the forefront of our mind, therefore we paid particular attention to air quality during the building process, specifically selecting materials with low or zero TVOCs (Total Volatile Organic Compounds), significantly beyond UK industry standards."
The office achieved BREEAM Excellent and SKA Gold ratings, is BCO compliant and was the first project in Europe to implement the WELL Building Standard.
Medical research indicates indoor air quality has a major influence on health, comfort, wellbeing and productivity.
Plants are prevalent throughout the office, integrated in furniture and raised from the floor.
One Carter Lane is an exemplar of what an office should be, we are incredibly proud to be a leader for WELL certification in Europe. Focusing on occupant wellness has always been our priority.
Wellbeing Initiative of the Year
Construction Investing in Talent Awards