Meet the Iceland boss building green offices

“Bywater really took off when I left to sell frozen peas for a living,” says Richard Walker. The managing director of supermarket chain Iceland is sitting in the former Costa Coffee Roastery in Lambeth, SE11, a vast and desolate warehouse the interior of which is emblazoned with vitriolic graffiti (‘Die Costa!’ being among the more printable messages). Bywater Properties, a property firm Walker chairs, acquired the site from Whitbread, which sold Costa to Coca-Cola in 2018 for £3.9bn. Last year Iceland pledged to become the first major retailer to eliminate plastic packaging for all its own-brand products by 2023. Now,