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G.Park Blue Planet, Chatterley Valley Read text
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A pioneering sustainable logistics building which upon completion exceeded the UK Governments Climate Change Bill targets for 2020 and 2050 in 2008. The development won numerous national and regional sustainability awards and the LEAF Best Sustainable Development Award.

All materials were chosen for their sustainable properties in quality, durability and recycling potential and the development features environmental innovations ranging from a Biomass power station to the use of kinetic energy plates throughout the building’s infrastructure.

The building provides 100% energy and heat from renewable sources, saving 49% on heat and power, 68% on heating, and 68% on water, to provide an overall energy cost in use saving of £300,000 per annum.

This sustainable logistics scheme is an example of Chetwoods’ holistic approach to environmental design in addressing the social (green corridor and ecology park), environmental (carbon positive creation of energy for general consumption), and economic (savings in cost in use) facets of sustainable design.

“Our long-term partnership with Chetwoods has pushed the technological and environmental boundaries of sustainable logistics and together we delivered G.Park Blue Planet, the first building in the world to be awarded the BREEAM “Outstanding”rating (design stage)”. IDI Gazeley

Key facts
  • Client: Gazeley UK Ltd
  • Location: Stoke-on-Trent
  • Value: £22m
  • Size: 35,752m²
  • Status: Complete