Bath Riverside developer named leader in sustainability

Crest Nicholson, the developer behind Bath’s largest regeneration project, has this week been named Sustainable Housebuilder of the Year, earning one of the construction industry’s highest accolades.

The company was awarded the accolade at the 2011 Housebuilder Awards in recognition of its ongoing commitment to sustainable development, along with the extent to which it succeeds in balancing economic, environmental and social considerations to deliver genuinely sustainable mixed use communities.

Debbie Aplin, managing director of Crest Nicholson Regeneration said:

“Winning an award like this reinforces Crest Nicholson’s commitment to ensuring that each of our developments is founded on strong sustainable principles. The first phase of Bath Riverside is being built to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 and includes measures such as district heating, brown roofs and state-of-the-art insulation. We will continue to strive to deliver high quality, sustainable homes and as detailed plans are prepared for subsequent phases of this new community we will carefully consider new technology and techniques to ensure that we remain industry leaders in this respect.”

Crest and its contractors also use sustainable building techniques, one example of this being the on-site soil hospital which will be used to clean and recycle soil and building materials throughout the construction process.

The Housebuilder awards also awarded a high commendation on Crest Nicholson’s recently completed development in Street, Somerset in the ‘Best Low or Zero Carbon Initiative’ category, while its mixed-use Park Central development in Birmingham was shortlisted in the ‘Best Regeneration Project’ category.


Editor’s Notes:

Now in their seventh year the Housebuilder Awards, delivered in association with NHBC and the Home Builders Federation, offer a showcase of best practice ideas and technology. They aim to recognise companies which are demonstrating a real commitment to innovation in the housebuilding industry, with the winners all having been recognised for driving forward quality in the delivery of new homes.

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