By embracing new technologies and techniques, we’re pushing standards to deliver the very best in sustainable retail

From drawing board, to completion, we’re actively looking at how to incorporate the highest environmental standards in to our developments.

MK1, our shopping and leisure destination in Milton Keynes, was the first of its type to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating, while at Banbury Gateway in Oxfordshire, new solar-powered smart benches are helping visitors to charge mobile devices in an eco-friendly way.

In Exeter, at Princesshay, 100% of waste is now diverted from landfill, and green travel schemes are in place across many of our shopping centres and parks.

In addition to managing the impact of our developments, we are committed to enhancing biodiversity and are working with the Wildlife Trust to support birds, bats and bees across our sites.

It’s an exciting partnership that will take a further step forward this year with the launch of our next-generation retail destination Rushden Lakes.

Located among some 244 acres of lakes and woodland, the development will feature its very own nature reserve, embracing the breathtaking beauty that surrounds it.

We’re also looking at sustainability in the broadest sense, through piloting our free recruitment scheme in a number of schemes across the portfolio. You can read more here about how we’re working in partnership with local communities and retailers to co-ordinate job opportunities.