170 horsepower MoD office


When the King’s Troop move to their new headquarters in Woolwich next year, their new offices will aided on their way to sustainability targets with energy generated from the manure and bedding of 170 horses.

The Ministry of Defence – which beat its sustainability targets by a healthy margin last year, reducing emissions by 12.5 percent on 2000 levels – is committed to the use of biofuel as one way of reducing the Carbon footprint of its London office space.

The largely ceremonial division will be relocated to Napier Lines in 2011, just before the lease runs out on their present site, the barracks at St. John’s Wood. The move will mean that the King’s Troop is 15 miles from Buckingham Palace, and their horses will need to be transported into Central London by horse box. Their current offices are only a 40 minute ride away.


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