A truly sustainable development

Our plans will make St Mary le Port a greener, cleaner and a more sustainable place achieved through building design and through landscape and public realm enhancements to ensure an environmental net gain.

Sustainability and wellbeing form a key part of our proposals. We are creating a healthy, vibrant and sustainable development. The new buildings will be designed to achieve high energy efficiency and we are aiming to make the buildings zero carbon in operation.

We have set ambitious, achievable, targets. Our commitment is to champion environmental sustainability and align with international, national and local sustainability targets; these include the Bristol One City Plan, Bristol One City Climate Strategy, Bristol One City Ecological Emergency Strategy and the UN Goals for Sustainable Development.

Our Commitments

Low carbon

New buildings that produce much less carbon than a building built to current UK standards.

Heat pumps

Air source heat pumps to supply heating and hot water.

Rainwater harvesting

Consider greywater recycling / rainwater harvesting to minimise consumption.

Solar PV Panels

Solar PV panels on the roof of the buildings to help generate energy for the site.

Car free development

Aside from necessary disabled parking spaces.

Bicycle parking

600+ secure bicycle parking for visitors and workers.

Improved habitats

Habitats and landscapes will be improved, increasing net biodiversity by at least 20%.

Tree planting

We are planting 60 new trees.

Nature rich planting

Replacing concrete and tarmac with soft biodiverse planting and new habitats for insects, birds and other wildlife.

Green roofs

Extensive green roofs on the buildings.

Social value

A social value assessment to determine local community needs.

Procurement

A commitment to Local employment, labour and training – including investment in apprenticeship opportunities.

BREEAM

Targeting BREEAM Outstanding.

Health & Wellbeing

Target a WELL Certified Platinum rated enabled building.