- BREEAM certificates of excellence for IC 2&3 for their sustainable designs
- Recycling-led waste disposal
- Bike racks/shower facilities
- A range of wildflowers and trees planted across the estate
We are always conscient of our carbon footprint and take steps to reduce it whenever we can. Our buildings are estimable examples of architecture, and both innovation centre’s 2 and 3 have achieved BREEAM certifications in recognition of their ‘excellent’ sustainability-oriented design. Making use of emerging technologies and engineering processes that maximise all possible energy efficiencies available was key in being as eco-friendly as possible.
Our exceptional sustainability practices are not limited to the design stage, as we constantly roll out a programme of works to upgrade equipment that has reached the end of its shelf life and to replace this with more energy-efficient counterparts as technology develops. Furthermore, we engage with contractors who demonstrate their commitment to our values as well as passionately encourage our companies to do their bit for the environment and natural surroundings. We proudly manage our recycling-led waste disposal which we take care of for all our companies; something which ensures no waste goes to landfill but removes the effort of our companies segregating this.
Additionally, we offer bike racks and shower facilities to encourage our team and our companies to cycle to work where possible. Wildflowers and trees have been planted across our estate, in-keeping with the local flora and fauna from the Cathedral grounds. We have installed bird boxes and even an insect house for our winged and multi-legged residents!