Greengage and the Whitbread Group Plc are delighted to announce that the newly launched hub by Premier Inn has become the first hotel in the UK to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ BREEAM rating at design stage.
The hotel, located in London’s Covent Garden, cost Whitbread in excess of £30 million to build, and includes state of the art heat, cooling and energy saving technologies to drive efficiencies.
Simon Ewins, Director of CSR at Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants and COO of hub said, “As a global standard, achieving the highest BREEAM rating for a hotel in the UK is a real step-change for the hospitality industry. The rating demonstrates that even with heavy water and energy usage by guests, companies can prioritise sustainability alongside great customer service.
Greengage acted as the Sustainability Consultants and BREEAM assessors on the project, providing guidance throughout the entirety of the development and supporting the design team in creating a hotel with innovation, sustainability and user-friendliness in mind.
Ruth Geeson, Associate Partner at Greengage said: “We are very fortunate to have a wide range of clients who, like us, understand the value of sustainability. However the St Martin’s Lane project is a real highlight! Whitbread has entrenched sustainability into every aspect of the project from pre-planning and integrated design through to construction and completion.
Greengage would like to congratulate the Whitbread Group Plc and the entire project team on their efforts in delivering a truly sustainable development.