Our environmentally friendly proposals will tackle the key environmental challenges through low carbon design, renewable energy, sustainable transport, and enhanced biodiversity.
New buildings that have lower regulated carbon emissions in operation than buildings built to current UK standards.
No fossil fuels
All electric buildings with no mains gas, future-proofing the development for transition to a low carbon electricity grid.
Life cycle assessment undertaken to quantify and reduce embodied carbon as far as possible.
Targeting BREEAM Outstanding on the commercial buildings.
Air source heat pumps to supply heating and hot water, installed in the residential and commercial buildings.
Solar PV Panels
Solar PV panels on the roof of buildings to help generate renewable low carbon energy for the site.
Rain water harvesting
Utilising rain water harvesting to meet irrigation needs without relying on potable water.
Reducing water consumption through careful specification of water fittings in residential and commercial buildings.
Residential and commercial buildings designed to be energy efficient to reduce their energy consumption and improve thermal comfort.
Commercial buildings to use best practice building services with high efficiency rates and heat recovery. Residential buildings, to be designed with natural ventilation, and the potential of mechanical ventilation and heat recovery to assist with overheating.
Circa 2,500 secure bicycle parking spaces for residents, visitors and workers, encouraging active lifestyles by providing appropriate facilities.
Green active travel
Cambridge North is located next to the Chisholm Trail and planned Waterbeach Greenway and St Ives Greenway, as well as the railway station and Guided Busway.
Low parking development
Low levels of parking for the office, lab and residential buildings, to promote sustainable transport.
Nature rich planting
New soft biodiverse planting and new habitats for insects, birds, and other wildlife.
Habitats and landscapes will be improved, enhancing net biodiversity by at least 20%.
Biodiverse roofs on the buildings where appropriate.
We are planting around 280 new trees.
Health & Wellbeing
Targeting a minimum WELL ‘Gold’ Certification on the commercial buildings.
Promoting responsibly sourced materials that are reused, recycled, and / or locally sourced.
A commitment to local employment, labour, and training – including investment in apprenticeship opportunities.
Minimise construction waste and promoting recycling in residential and office buildings.