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World’s First Immune Certified Residential Building Unveiled in London

One Palace Place, London

The world’s first residential property to be certified with the Immune Building Standard has been unveiled in London, United Kingdom. One Palace Place in London, a luxury residential building managed by Navana Property Group, was awarded the Immune-Strong label by the Healthy by Design Building Institute (HDBI), marking the first residential property to receive this distinction.

An initiative by Genesis Property, a member of the European Property Federation and a Class-A office developer, the award was in recognition of Navana Property Group implementing the recommended measures of the Immune standard across the built environment at One Palace Place to create a healthier living environment for residents.

Located in the borough of Westminster, One Palace Place incorporates 35 private apartments with a 24/7 concierge for residents, a 312-seat theatre, a 120-seat studio, as well as a restaurant and bar open to the wider public. The certification reflects how Navana Property Group successfully implemented a large majority of the 135 measures included in the Immune Assessment Scoring Index.

They include: aligning policies to the Immune standards at a corporate level, especially in areas such as business continuity, recovery and well-being; providing additional training to its onsite team and the dedicated Immune steward; increasing the cleaning frequency of high-touch and foot traffic  areas such as access and exit routes, the entrance, lifts, stairwells, doors and handles with supporting signage; enhancing sanitation regimes within the building both for its staff, residents, visitors, and contractors to keep them protected; providing PPE equipment and installing eight automatic hand sanitizers in the main entrance and lift lobbies on each floor of the building.

The Immune Building Standard was developed in 2020 to combat effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and to design healthy indoor spaces, including offices, industrial buildings and, starting this year, residential buildings.