News of a continued decline in house sparrow numbers was released last week by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO). As a London and UK Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) species they are a material consideration in the planning process across the capital. New findings are likely to firm up local planning authorities’ approach regarding mitigation and enhancement for birds. This needn’t mean significant impact or constraint over design or cost for your building however with many cost effective means for enhancing development for birds readily available. Surveys for breeding birds will need to be scheduled in for spring to coincide with the beginning of the nesting season. To discuss surveying or mitigating for birds, or any wider issues regarding biodiversity and built form, contact our senior ecological consultant Morgan Taylor on 0203 544 3995 or at email@example.com.
Greengage acted as sustainability consultants and BREEAM assessors, from pre-planning through to post construction, on the recently completed, new build Premier Inn, located at 12 Kingston Road, Tolworth. … more
Whitbread Premier Inn, Tolworth
GRESB is the first assessment of its kind to analyse environmental, social and governance performance of the real estate industry at the fund level. It has been welcomed … more
Whitbread PLC is the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant company, operating a number of market-leading businesses including: Premier Inn, Beefeater, Table Table, Brewers Fayre, Taybarns and Costa Coffee … more
Sustainability Compliance Guide
Greengage has worked with Whitbread for a number of years providing both project-specific sustainability expertise and strategic environmental guidance. In 2010 we provided environmental and sustainability support for … more
We are really excited about our first edition of Engage which is being launched today. This is the first in a series of thought leadership pieces around the future of sustainability. In this issue we present the insights given to us by industry leaders in the built environment about how sustainability has changed, what the barriers have been, and what the future for it holds.
The second edition of Engage has now launched! In this issue we focus on the continued rise of social value and its importance in our industry today. We look at what social value means to different people and dig deeper into how measurement and demonstration of additionality will define success in the future.
People have become worryingly disconnected from the natural world. Our green spaces and wildlife are often away from where we live and work; nature has become a novelty. As policy and best practice begin to encourage engagement with all things wild, it’s time to adapt the way we design and manage urban spaces. A good place to start is by looking up… A peregrine falcon rises on the … more