We’re committed to the most sustainable construction methods possible, with 95% of Oxford’s global portfolio holding green certifications.

Victoria House exemplifies this sustainable approach – preserving key elements of the existing building to celebrate its beauty and heritage while also reducing the impact of refurbishment. Environmental impact is being further minimised with over 95% of construction waste being recycled, 98% being diverted from landfill, and single use plastic fully eliminated during construction.

Reducing Operational Impact

Oxford and Pioneer are working with leading ESG experts to improve the operational performance of Victoria House and are targeting EPC A and BREEAM Excellent. This includes making the building fully electric with an air-source heat pump system, variable air flow provision to reduce energy consumption, upgrading the central plant, installing smart metres and improving biodiversity. We’re also collaborating with occupiers through green leases to help reduce their energy, waste and water usage.


Making a Difference Locally

Victoria House is a social place, as well as one of scientific progress. There are opportunities to expand the impact beyond the building itself and work with local partners to support wider ambitions with STEM outreach, strengthening local supply chains and networking within the cluster. Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) sit at the heart and Victoria House will attract those with robust ambitions and encourage occupiers to share their policies around EDI, employment and the environment.

"Thank you so much for organising an excellent STEM day. We all enjoyed ourselves enormously and loved meeting such an inspiring group of scientists. Thanks so much for all your effort in making it such a success."
Rebecca Auterson, Head of Careers, High School
(Guest teacher at the Pioneer Group Ada Lovelace Day STEM event 2023)

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