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RESPONSIBILITY:
ZERO BALDERDASH.
WE LOOK AFTER OUR PEOPLE AND OUR PLANET
Terraces on each floor
SUSTAINABILITY
Endless enthuzimuzzy, and
committed to a prosperous future.
  • Fossil free development driven by renewable energy.
  • Reduced carbon usage by retaining the original structure
  • 40,000 penny-farthings’ worth of carbon (700 tonnes) saved through use of alternative materials
  • Bats, birds, bees, and at least 27 wildflower species introduced to the new green roof.
  • Newly installed windows will offset embodied carbon from their manufacture within 6 years
  • All new efficient MEP
  • Cork flooring used in the reception, WCs and core which as a material, is at the bottom of the embodied carbon triangle.
  • Glazing from the original structure was sent to the Diamik facility to be processed and repurposed for kitchen worktops, vanity units and building signage.
  • Target: EPC A
  • Target: Excellent New build & refurbishment
  • Target: Excellent New build & refurbishment
SOCIAL IMPACT
Discover how we’re becoming Ripple Rouser’s driving positive social change.
THE WATERMAN IS PROUD TO BE
INVOLVED IN LOCAL CHARITY
AND VOLUNTEERING INITIATIVES.
  • 700
    Items left by previous building tenants from kitchens, to lighting, to carpet tiles donated to local charities.
  • Local
    Employment
    Throughout the development works, we have had 28 people onsite who live within five miles of the building. We want people who live local to work local.
  • Local
    procurement
    21% of work was procured from within 25 miles of site with 35% being from small businesses in the local borough of Islington and its neighbours. Meanwhile, we’re actively looking for opportunities to maximise the use of local businesses and increase engagement with the local community.
  • Supporting the homeless to rebuild their lives, C4WS partners with 13 Camden churches to provide shelter for five months annually. They offer comprehensive welfare support, addressing health, addiction, immigration, and housing issues. Serving around 300 people each year, C4WS also runs English classes, a weekly drop-in club, Jobs Club, the Home From Home hosting scheme, Sunday Club, and a Women's Group.
  • All Change creates unique arts projects that foster connection, collaboration, and transformation. Their B Creative project, supported by The Waterman, empowers young women through arts activism with inspiring female artists.
  • Holborn Community Club offers welcoming, accessible spaces for individuals and groups to thrive. Their activities help build skills, confidence, and well-being, reducing isolation and fostering meaningful relationships. One activity, Sunday Socials, is a monthly creative session for adults aged 55+, featuring various activities and a light lunch.