Working for their client, international resource company Rio Tinto, Derwent London entrusted John Sisk & Son with the €23.5m delivery of Rio Tinto’s new European Headquarters in Paddington, central London.

The resulting building, Telstar House, is a landmark eight-storey new build office block providing an impressive 9,290 m2 of office space. With just 12 car parking spaces but more than 200 bike racks, along with rain harvesting systems, Forest Stewardship Council joinery (using timber from managed forests) and PIRs (passive infrafred lighting), the building has been designed and built to minimise its impact on the environment, saving a substantial amount of energy and operating cost in the process.

With a stunning external façade combining Spanish quarried Caliza Capri natural stone and Italian made curved laminated glass, Telstar House achieved a BREEAM Very Good rating.