A Holistic approach

A Holistic approach

Sustainable and resilient planning and development

Sustainable and resilient planning and development

Permeable road surfaces

Permeable road surfaces

Holistic approach to sustainable and resilient development.

The BRE Innovation Park @ The Living City Campus will follow a holistic approach to sustainable and resilient planning and development. The site will feature permeable road surfaces, a bioretention swale, native plantings and landscaping including rain, edible, and butterfly gardens, and street furniture and lighting. Each demonstration plot will feature different biodiversity themes related to the design theme of the building. Details of the targets can be viewed in the download below. In addition, targets for biodiversity have been set for each plot, as well as the site as a whole. The requirements for the 'neighbourhood' scale include:

  • maximising local native fauna,
  • planting species to attract pollinators - no use of pesticides,
  • 75% native species - 100% non-invasive plant species,
  • At least 20% of aerial coverage to be green (non-lawn).
Bioswale
Bioswale
Bioswale
Bioswale
Porous Paving
Porous Paving

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