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London’s smartest buildings

From sensors that let you know when a meeting room is free to thermal imaging cameras that can detect a fever and tell you to leave work, buildings are growing more intelligent, efficient and sensitive. We round up the capital’s smartest

22 Bishopsgate, EC2

Sir Stuart Lipton’s 62-storey skyscraper under construction at 22 Bishopsgate, EC2, is pioneering the open format of smart buildings. The tower’s management system will be more flexible, enabling the landlord to add new technology such as facial recognition or other features requested by tenants. The building was the first in London to announce it will adopt the new Delos WELL Building Standard, which puts people, productivity and tenants’ wellbeing at the heart of the offices through measures including air quality, water quality and exercise…

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