Greengage wins prestigious British Land Award

We are very pleased to announce that Jane Wakiwaka, one of our Associate Partners, has been awarded the 2013 Sustainable Developments Champion Award by British Land. Acting as sustainability coordinator on a number of British Land projects, this Award recognises the hard work and diligence that Jane and the rest of the Greengage team continue to put into managing the suitability performance across a range of British Land development projects.

The prestigious awards have been set up to recognise and celebrate achievements in corporate responsibility, share best practice and help drive British Land’s future business performance. Guests included representatives from: British Land’s office and retail properties; new building projects; planners; occupiers; and business partners.

In total, 21 Awards were presented with categories covering British Land’s four Corporate Responsibility Pillars: Managing Buildings Efficiently; Engaging Staff; Supporting Communities; and Developing Sustainable Buildings. Awards recognising individual achievement include: Building Manager of the Year; Centre Manager of the Year; and Sustainable Developments Champion.

Chris Grigg, Chief Executive of British Land said, “British Land congratulates all those organisations and individuals who were shortlisted for these awards and particularly the winners. We are proud to showcase these exemplars of leadership and best practice in embedding corporate responsibility activities into their businesses.”

We are delighted that the technical expertise and professionalism of Jane and the Greengage team has been highlighted so publicly by British Land, a leader in the industry known for their high standards of sustainability and environmental performance.

It is our role as sustainability coordinator to ensure that British Land’s corporate sustainability targets are communicated to all parties including the multi-disciplinary design team, planning authority, and contractors to facilitate the delivery of a genuinely sustainable refurbishment projects with a low carbon footprint.

British Land projects include the recently completed office redevelopment at 199 Bishopsgate working alongside JRA architects and MACE, which secured a BREEAM Excellent rating. We are also working as the Suitability Coordinators and BREEAM assessors on the major refurbishment and extension of 39 Victoria Street, SW1. Greengage produced the Sustainability Report for the planning submissions and the sustainability requirements for the contractor tender documents. The team has ongoing sustainability coordination and reporting role throughout construction. In addition, and in accordance with the British Land sustainability objectives, the Greengage team has provided biodiversity enhancement advice and brown roof design on both the above projects.

In the last year we have been instructed by British Land to be the Sustainability Coordinator and BREEAM assessor on Wardrobe Court, a Grade II listed cluster of buildings situated a few minutes walk from St Paul’s Cathedral and one of the few surviving early 18th century squares in the City of London. We are also the BREEAM assessor and Accredited Professional on the redevelopment of the Broadgate Arena, and the biodiversity advisors on their new Shoreditch Estate proposals.

British Land has recently received two Awards from CIBSE including Carbon Champion of the Year in the CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2013.