First for Blue Planet

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Gazeley’s £50 million G.Park Blue Planet at Chatterley Valley has become the first development in the world to be awarded the new BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) “Outstanding” rating (design stage) – the highest sustainable rating available in property development.

On average G.Park Blue Planet scored 85.49 per cent, which classifies it as outstanding under the new tougher 2008 ratings for environmental performance introduced in June last year.

The development scored well under the BREEAM rating in management, health & wellbeing and water (all 100 per cent); energy (87.5 per cent); and waste (85.71 per cent). G.Park Blue Planet is a 35,500 sq m development on a former colliery site. It has its own biomass micro power station and 100 per cent of the energy and heat is supplied by renewable sources. This has helped it exceed the UK government’s Climate Change Bill targets for both 2020 and 2050 in 2009. Gazeley partnered with Newcastleunder- Lyme Borough Council and Advantage West Midlands on the project.

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