Sustainability in Construction

Construction UK Magazine

Over the past few years, we have seen a significant increase in environmental awareness and a growing interest in reducing our footprint. A range of interrelated mega-trends has slowly but surely changed the business environment and strategic thinking for many companies across all industry sectors. Companies must react to complex, and evolving demands for addressing key global environmental concerns and showcase how their ‘positive impact’ initiatives are reflected through their culture and business progress.

After the ultra-prime property developer Northacre secured planning permission for the site of the former Metropolitan Police Headquarters in 2016 and embarked on their first venture into newbuild, they were looking for a contractor who could not only deliver a high-end development of the scope planned for The Broadway but also in the most environmentally friendly way possible. The competition saw Multiplex win the contract over three other tier one contractors to deliver six towers of thirteen to nineteen storeys offering 355,000 square feet residential space including 268 high-end apartments and 143,000 square feet of commercial and retail.