We avoid building new where possible, regardless of cost. Our focus is to repurpose Manchester’s existing buildings for modern use. We give away any unused stock brick to prevent unnecessary landfill.
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Protecting the Planet
Our company cars are all electric and we have our own EV chargers at our office. We encourage our team to cycle to work with showers, drying facilities, and bike storage at our HQ. Long journeys to work are prevented with online meetings when appropriate as well as a local team in close proximity of each other.
We’re carbon conscious when it comes to waste management, preventing it from entering landfill. We adhere to a defined recycling policy and recommend this same policy to our tenants. Our chosen waste management company, B&M, are also recycling-led.
Along with our fleet of electric vehicles, where possible, we also install solar panels on our commercial buildings.
Sustainability is our passion and as part of our commitment, we actively seek opportunities to inspire and educate others on how they can make small differences every day to make a big impact on the planet. For instance, we provide videos for all of our tenants on how to increase the energy efficiency of their space.
We use Passive Infrared Sensors so lights automatically switch off when a space is unoccupied. All of our Build to Rent projects use a long-term mindset so they’ll be just as efficient in 30 years as they are today. We monitor all our tenancies to ensure we’re not wasting energy.
We carefully evaluate our suppliers, prioritising local suppliers to invest back into our community. Quality is what we look for so everything we purchase has a longer lifespan.
We avoid all single-use items, plastics, as well as paper usage where possible. We opt for digital copies of everything. The used coffee grounds from our offices are also upcycled to become fertiliser.