The Arup-designed, 586,000 sq ft Ropemaker office development in London has had its topping off ceremony.

The building is claimed to be on target to achieve 15% lower carbon emissions than set out in building regulations and it due to obtain a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’

Ropemaker building, Arup
Ropemaker building, Arup

The development is due for completion in mid 2009 and is said to enable occupiers to reduce energy and water use, to cut down on waste, decrease carbon emissions and lower associated costs.

The building also features some of the capital’s largest roof gardens, with a total of 57,000 sq ft.

Paul Burgess, Head of London Leasing at British Land, said: “We are pleased to have reached this important milestone on time and on budget. With Ropemaker we will be delivering our most sustainable development yet in the City. Its ability to help occupiers reduce both operational costs and their environmental impact is combined with a great range of floorplates and a high level of specification to meet operational needs as well. The roof terrace gardens are of a scale and quality unparalled in the City and are a wonderful feature for occupiers”