The strategy for the proposed development is to provide a highly sustainable building as follows:

  • Achieve BREEAM New Construction 2018 “Excellent” accreditation – meaning the building will be a very sustainable building
  • Reduce carbon emissions – in its design, build and operation
    • by a minimum 35% on first construction and
    • 100% off-set over its lifetime
  • Inclusion of renewable energy technologies (air source heat pumps and PV panels) - the energy from which will help run the building
  • Include sustainable drainage integral to the site design
  • Retention of all category A and B trees, and many on the boundaries. Removal of 17 trees and replacement by approximately 90 trees
  • New hedgerow and shrub planting
  • Incorporation of bat and bird boxes
  • Inclusion of Biodiverse roofs

Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) and biodiversity

The following plan gives an overview of the sustainable urban drainage (SUDS) strategy, which provides for a series of integrated interventions to manage water on site being developed with our engineers at Stantec.

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Drawing showing the Sustainable urban drainage strategy for the site


The landscape proposals include a number of elements that contribute to the overall biodiversity of the development scheme in addition to the selection of native and pollinator trees, shrubs and hedgerow planting including a bug hotel, log piles, bat and bird boxes, as shown indicatively below: