Environmental, Social & Governance

For many years, these three key requirements have been at the heart of our work.

Environmental – Our new developments obtain BREEAM Outstanding/Excellent AND or EPC A+ and many of our projects are on a pathway to Net Zero in Operation.

Social – Building an inclusive and thriving building community is at the heart of all our projects. This extends to the team managing, cleaning and operating the building together with our occupiers.

Governance – Accreditation is key to setting high standards and we work with BREEAM, ActiveScore, Measurabl, SKA, WiredScore, Fitwell, WELL & CUBE. We have also adopted the latest technology to ensure clear and accountable communication between our occupiers, management teams and investors.
XLB are currently delivering over 1.6m sq. ft. of new build office, mid -tech and industrial accommodation. We are at the forefront of current ESG trends to ensure our buildings meet both occupier and investor demands alike

Our Strategy

The key components of ESG in Real Estate are listed below:


Embodied Carbon

Create and refurbish places using principles of the Circular Economy, thus reducing our overall embodied carbon footprint


Operational Carbon

Reduce the impact of our projects on the climate by eliminating reliance on fossil fuels, designing energy efficient places and ensuring on site generation



Recognise the importance of social capital, and working with partners, stakeholders and the local community to promote its social value and creation


Wellbeing & Biophilia

Create spaces that have biophilic design at the center and encourage wellbeing amongst occupiers 



A holistic approach to context, urban design, movement, building typology, place activation/programming and identity