Lendlease hailed most sustainable residential developer in the United Kingdom

12 Dec 2017

Lendlease has put sustainability at the heart of its business since its inception nearly 60 years ago – it is fundamental to our vision ‘to create the best places’ that are truly fit for the future. Social and environmental sustainability is at the heart of everything we do.

NextGeneration has ranked Lendlease the United Kingdom's most sustainable residential developer for the second year running.

Since 2006, NextGeneration has released annual sustainability benchmark  of the United Kingdom's 25 largest homebuilders. Each company is assessed on more than 80 criteria across the full spectrum of social, economic and environmental sustainability.

"A standout project was the successful delivery of our Futurehome townhouses at Elephant Park, the first zone 1 homes in central London to be certified to Passivhaus standards. Centred in the heart of one of London’s greenest regeneration projects, Futurehome presents a transformative step change in sustainable, inner city living. Complementing this commitment to sustainable living we are also proud to have opened a new public park and planted hundreds of new trees across Elephant & Castle to enhance the local biodiversity and provide green space for the benefit of the local community," Anita Mitchell, Head of Sustainability, Europe, said.

Our wider regeneration of the area, Elephant Park, is one of just 19 projects globally that have been accepted into C40 Cities Climate Positive Development Program, a global initiative to shape the future of sustainable urban regeneration that will independently verify our commitment to ensure the development is Climate Positive in operation by 2026.

We also completed Cobalt Place in Battersea this year, a mix of sustainable apartments and townhouses. Located on the site of an abandoned school building, the new residential blocks have all been built using cross laminated timber and incorporate green roofs. Other features include a significant increase in trees in the public realm, and a majority of the units have electric vehicle charging points. 

NextGeneration was set up over 10 years ago to help drive transformation in the sustainability of the UK’s housebuilding sector and each year it helps us identify the areas in which we need to improve, as we constantly seek to raise the bar. 

With the UK facing a chronic housing shortage – and, globally, rapid urban population growth, resource depletion and climate change –  we have a responsibility to deliver homes that are truly fit for the future, by designing and creating the best places to the highest sustainability standards. 

Read NextGeneration's full report here.