News Article BREEAM certification Czech Republic Flow East green mixed-use office Prague retail
by Property Forum | Office

The Flow Building, Flow East’s development on Wenceslas Square, has become the first building in the Czech Republic to achieve a BREEAM “Outstanding” rating – the highest possible rating – under the latest assessment scheme version.

“We are delighted to have achieved the highest BREEAM rating for The Flow Building and proud of all who have contributed’’ confirmed James Woolf, the founder and owner of Flow East. ‘’From the outset, BREEAM has helped guide the realisation of our sustainability objectives and as we enter the operational phase, we remain fully committed to ensuring that sustainability is the long-term priority for this magnificent building and Flow East.’’

Key sustainability features worthy of note include access to public transport, inclusive and accessible design throughout, flexible floor plates, 56 electric vehicle charging stations, cycle storage and cyclist changing facilities, high levels of natural daylight in office areas, automatic external façade shading to reduce heat gains and internal glare control blinds. A range of smart green technologies ensure high standards of user comfort, a healthy indoor environment, long-term cost savings for tenants and overall significantly reduced environmental impacts.

The Flow Zone community space on the roof terrace provides all tenants with space to work and relax or simply to take in the views of the city.

The Flow Building will offer approximately 15,000 sqm of Class A office space and 6,000 sqm of Class A retail premises. On the retail side, the world’s largest discount fashion retailer Primark will open its first store in the Czech Republic in The Flow Building, leasing all the retail space over three floors.