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.    

Wednesday 1st August 2018 is Play Day; a national day dedicated to highlighting the importance of play in children’s lives, celebrated by both small-scale community events and large organised events in parks and open spaces across the country. Play is a vital part of children’s development that improves their health and quality of life. Research has shown that access to good play provision can provide numerous benefits including: increased … more

Last week was Green Sky Thinking Week 2018, an annual event organised by Open City to spread best practice for sustainability in the built environment. This year’s theme was ‘People First’, with a task of exploring sustainable design from the human perspective.  This seemed a great opportunity to talk about Clapham Park, a major regeneration project that has been designed with people in mind. From the outset of the Clapham … more

In January 2017 at the Sustainable Cities Leadership Summit, the UKGBC and Core Cities agreed to take forward a piece of work to help make sense of how social value is being defined, measured and improved in the built environment. The Social Value Task Group was convened in Autumn 2017 with the aim of providing guidance to policy-makers and developers on how social value can drive higher quality … more

Late on Wednesday evening last week at Lambeth Town Hall, planning permission was granted for Metropolitan to undertake the £1.6bn redevelopment of Clapham Park in South London. Greengage are incredibly proud to have been instrumental in this process, having managed the Environmental Impact Assessment, Energy Strategy, Sustainability, Ecology and Arboricultural work for the scheme. This was the largest ever full detailed planning application submitted, requiring the coordination of … more

Greengage are currently working with around half a dozen different clients in helping them to answer this question. The short answer is, social value can be defined in many different ways depending upon the local context, type of development or operations being proposed and the way that society will interact with it. In 2012, The Social Value Act (for guidance click here) required public sector organisations to think … more

On the 16th and 17th of October 2017 Greengage Associates Chris Burgess and Rob Miller attended the Healthy City Design 2017 International Congress at the Royal College of Physicians, London, where they presented a poster on ‘Quantification of health benefits through urban masterplanning design of public realm’. The poster summarised the work Greengage had undertaken on a development site using the Sport England MOVES Tool to quantify the … more

Galliard Homes

Greengage undertook a community infrastructure assessment of the local area surrounding a proposed residential led mixed use development comprising 338 residential units, flexible non-residential space and a café … more

Caerus Developments

Greengage were commissioned to undertake a baseline socio-economic assessment of the local community infrastructure for a proposed 4 storey residential development comprising 14 residential units, communal amenity space, … more

Brentford FC Community Sport Trust/Brentford FC Ltd

The Brentford FC redevelopment was able to demonstrate a number of quantifiable benefits for the local community. The redevelopment/provision of new facilities resulted in improvements to: Sports and … more

Lionel Road Holdings Ltd

A range of environmental and sustainability services were provided by Greengage in support of the Masterplan application to redevelop a constrained west London site into a mixed-use residential, … more

Stratford Heights Investment Ltd

Greengage were appointed to lead the creation of an environmental strategy, including socio-economic assessment for a mixed-use residential and hotel scheme in East London. As part of the … more

Development Securities Plc

Greengage were appointed to undertake the socio-economic assessment of the temporary displacement of the Oriental City tenants as a result of proposals to redevelop the site and introduce … more

In Spring 2016 Greengage undertook some original research into the current state of designing for Health and Wellbeing in the built environment. We identified that a knowledge gap and lack of quantitative evidence was seen as the key barrier to uptake of H&W principles. With this in mind, our Green Sky Thinking event focussed on sharing approaches undertaken by Grosvenor and Greengage to help progress thinking on the … more

Research undertaken by Greengage identified that a knowledge gap and lack of quantitative evidence was seen as the key barrier to uptake of H&W principles. With this in mind, our Green Sky Thinking event focussed on sharing approaches undertaken by Grosvenor and Greengage to help progress thinking on the topic. Specific learnings included: An introduction to the Grosvenor’s Living cities philosophy and how this sets the framework for … more