Managing our Water Use

London is one of the most water-stressed cities in Europe. We are committed to reducing our impacts by improving water efficiency. To address this, we are developing an Estate-wide water management strategy, which aims to reduce potable water consumption throughout our operations.

Wildlife Photography Competition 2020 entry by Elena Chaykina
Wildlife Photography Competition 2020 entry by Elena Chaykina

In 2019, our total water use was 359,882 m3, which represents a 42.57% decrease on 2018. Water use in office buildings was 17.44m3 per occupant, a 3.2% decrease on the previous year, and water use in retail was 0.36m3 per 1,000 visitors, a decrease of 3.56% from 2018 based on a like-for-like comparison to our 2018 portfolio. We saw a reduction of nearly 30% in construction water usage due to the phase of works changing, requiring less water.