The location, scale of development – that supports a wide range of uses – the density and distribution of those uses, its relationship to the surrounding area, incorporation of significant areas of open space and overall structure of the development, ensures that the Masterplan will represent a sustainable form of development.
We have also developed a sustainability strategy for implementation during design, construction and post occupancy phases to improve on minimum regulative compliance requirements to reduce environmental impact of the development.
The key sustainability strategy themes include;
- Energy and Carbon
- Water Reduction
- Building with Sustainable Materials
- Sustainable in Operation
- Positive Contribution to the Community and Built Environment
The Central Square development will minimise environmental impact through design for the requirements of;
- Planning Policies
- Building Regulations
- Welsh Government Targets
At a pragmatic level the need to reduce environmental impact will increasingly be required both to reduce costs as utility prices and associated taxes rise, and to protect reputation by demonstrating the ability to deliver on the sustainability agenda.