Annual Report 2022-23

High-quality, sustainable homes

We aim to exceed industry and policy standards to create places that benefit both people and the planet. Our aspiration to meet EPC rating of A and RIBA Climate Challenge targets are embedded in our plans for all our developments.

The RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge is a voluntary initiative for the construction industry, helping design teams demonstrate a clear commitment to tacking climate change. These targets help us ensure our development partners are working towards low carbon or net zero homes.

It includes key sustainability targets for building design, including:

  • annual energy use
  • embodied carbon over the building’s lifecycle
  • annual water use.
CGI image showing what the park at the centre of the new Lockleaze development could look like. Houses along the right hand side of a central green square, with trees and play facilities.

Energy centres

We work with our Bristol City Leap partners to maximise on-site generation of renewable energy.

  • Castle Park Energy Centre contains England’s largest water source heat pump, contributing low carbon heat to the city’s Heat Network. The ground-breaking energy centre took top prize at a major European energy awards ceremony. Read more about Castle Park Energy Centre
  • In the financial year 2022-23, we also started concept work on an energy centre at our Hengrove Park development, which will supply the homes’ heating and hot water by air source heat pumps. The energy centre will create a district heating network, providing a much more sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional boilers.
Castle Park Energy Centre on the side of the floating harbour, with blue sky above

Respecting ecology

CGI representation of One Lockleaze park area, with trees and vibrant green planted areas in the foreground.

Biodiversity Net Gain is a way of making sure the habitat for wildlife is in a better state than it was before development.

  • All our sites achieve at least 10% biodiversity net gain (BNG), with an ambition to reach 20% as defined by the DEFRA metric. We review all our projects at design stage: Hengrove Park is exceeding 20% and our Baltic Wharf scheme shows a 30% gain in wildlife habitats.

Building with Nature is a voluntary scheme that sets best practice standards for quality green infrastructure. It awards developments that prove they will benefit people and planet

Conservation volunteers in the community

Tree and wildflower planting at One Lockleaze Green Gym
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All Rights Reserved | Registered in England and Wales No.11597204.