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A world-class building is EBRDs new home at Canary Wharf

A world-class building is EBRD's new home at Canary Wharf

 October 04, 2022

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has now officially moved its London headquarters from Exchange Square in the City of London to Canary Wharf, offering excellent world-class facilities for its staff.

"We have officially moved our London headquarters from Exchange Square in the City of London to Canary Wharf. We’re delighted to call Five Bank Street our new home – it’s a world-class building, providing the best facilities for our staff," commented EBRD President Odile Renaud-Basso.

Providing the best facilities and working conditions for staff 

EBRD office relocation

The EBRD, which promotes open-market economies and the private sector in 36 countries across three continents and is owned by 71 counties as well as the European Union and the European Investment Bank, announced the planned move in May 2019.

The Bank’s lease on its One Exchange Square property, where it has been based since 1993, expires in 2022. 

“We are delighted to call Five Bank Street our new home. It is a truly world-class building, which provides the best facilities and working conditions for our staff and reflects the Bank’s commitment to sustainability and new ways of working," said the EBRD President. 

An environmentally-advanced office 

Five Bank Street

Five Bank Street is one of the most environmentally advanced offices in the United Kingdom, with the shell and core building achieving BREEAM Outstanding certification in 2020, as well as an Environmental Performance Certificate (EPC) A rating.

The EBRD is also on target to achieve EPC A-rating and BREEAM Outstanding certification for the fit-out, design and construction, which have been guided by a desire to reduce waste and incorporate the Bank’s green values.

Designed to support hybrid working 

EBRD office relocation

The building has been designed to support the new ways of hybrid working that emerged during the Covid-19 pandemic, enabling staff to easily connect to virtual meeting platforms, collaborate and work flexibly across the building.

The design of the project involved consultants from BNP Paribas Real Estate, Perkins & Will, chapmanbdsp, Turner & Townsend, AECOM, Cordless Consultants, Equation, Cundall, Tricon, QCIC, Hoare Lea, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, HDR | Andrew Reid and The Furniture Practice, with project delivery through the main contractor, Overbury, and trade contractors.

In addition to its London base, the EBRD has more than 50 offices in the economies where it operates as well as representative offices in Brussels and Tokyo. 

Sustainability has been at the heart of the organisation’s mandate since the Bank was founded. The EBRD has pledged to become a majority green bank by 2025 and to align all of its activities with the Paris Agreement from the end of 2022.  

EBRD supports its employees 

EBRD recruits talented and driven individuals to work in its London Headquarters and in Resident Offices across the countries where it invests.

There are a wide array of opportunities available with the EBRD such as for bankers, economists, lawyers, or specialists in IT, finance, communications, or HR.

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