Savills Portugal moves to MB4
The real estate consultants Savills Portugal has completed its move to the MB4 building in Lisbon’s Campo Pequeno district.
Located at Nº4 Avenida Miguel Bombarda, the property has been totally revamped by its own teams to “fulfil its strategy to offer integrated services in the real estate sector”, states a communiqué.
Now in the final phases, work began at the end of 2020 and has put the 40-year-old premises in the vanguard of energy sustainability and environmental protection.
“It couldn’t be a better time to move”, says Patrícia Liz, CEO of Savills Portugal.
“For a long time our (previous) office was too cramped given the significant growth of our team and only working in turns (because of Covid) enabled us to wait until now. We are very proud of the Edifício MB4 is a project that we’re very proud of, for the total overhaul that the investor enabled us to carry out which was the result of a common interest between all the stakeholders.”
The new Savills Portugal headquarters is a category A energy building with estimated savings of 130,000 litres of water per year.
Using solar panels, 26% of the building’s energy needs will be met in the first phase and eventually will be able to cover 39%. Through these energy consumption improvement measures, Savills will be able to reduce its CO2 emissions by 66%.
The office has charging posts for electric vehicles, an information service for users about the public transport network and an electric bike sharing service with its own parking.
Interior air quality has been improved as well with natural lighting in more than 80% of the work areas with the implementation of WELL and ESG (Environmental and Social Responsibility Governance) policies.
These measures, states the consultancy, in addition to reducing the negative impacts on the environment will optimise the company’s performance with tax benefits from improving its BREEAM energy certification category and reduce operational costs thanks to the building’s energy performance monitoring systems.