CREATING THRIVING PLACES THAT ENABLE PEOPLE TO LIVE SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLES
The investment case for net zero strategies underpins our partnership model to future-proof our customers’ assets – to support residents’ quality of life – and to protect against asset obsolescence across its lifecycle.JORDAN EGAN, INVESTMENT MANAGER, BLL CHAMPION
Living Legacy is the first building block in our Building a Living Legacy (BLL) strategy to help us create places that stand the test of time and make a long-term contribution to London’s economy, communities and environment.
Our purpose and mission are reinforced through our BLL strategy and commitment to quality homebuilding, mixed-use development and increasingly green infrastructure-led placemaking. Regenerating and developing on 100 per cent brownfield sites that are near to desirable social infrastructure, green space (within 500m) and public transport nodes (minimum Public Transport Accessibility Level (PTAL) 5) ensures that we are making a positive contribution to the capital’s vision of an inclusive, green and well-connected city.
Our BtR business model, in parallel with the delivery of 37 per cent of affordable homes, places an emphasis on community engagement and building social capital, to enhance the quality of life for residents and neighbours. Our schemes incorporate multifunctional climate change adaptation and resilience strategies, underpinned by low and zero carbon building technologies, and district-wide subterranean utilities, that supplement public realm-led green and blue infrastructure, to help ameliorate the urban heat island effect. Biodiverse net positive developments provide private and public amenity spaces that are informed through ‘secure by design’ principles.
Given the complexity of our schemes, we collaborate with award-winning architects, urban designers, landscape architects, ecologists and associated experts as part of the design review process on all our schemes, to ensure high-quality design and engineering solutions. Whilst this is a strong integrated approach, we have recently collaborated with the London Wildlife Trust (LWT) to produce a ‘Biodiversity Net Positive Design Guide.’ This outlines the requirement for net gain to be achieved on-site without the use of offsets.
MATERIAL ISSUES ALIGNED TO LIVING LEGACY:
- Homes for everyone
- Community engagement
- Local economic development
- COVID-19 recovery
LIVING LEGACY TOOLKIT
Our Living Legacy Toolkit is a comprehensive guide to Telford Homes’ approach to building sustainable communities and creating rewarding opportunities. The implementation of this guide and our complimentary Build to Rent (BtR) Design Standards will help us to win new business, navigate the planning process, enhance our brand and provide a better quality of life for our customers. This document sets out a brief summary of the ten Ling Legacy principles that should be used during the delivery of our schemes.
Each year we create an integrated ESG communications plan to help us tell the story of our purpose and the delivery of our BLL strategy. As a result, receiving the Best Sustainability Report at the CorpComms Magazine Strategic Comms Awards 2021, was very welcomed.FRANCES GEOGHEGAN, COMMUNICATIONS EXECUTIVE, BLL CHAMPION
In partnership with Greystar, Telford Homes is delivering a significant Build to Rent-led mixed-use development on the former Royal Mail brownfield site in Nine Elms.
The masterplan vision by Allies and Morrison Architects and Camlins Landscape Architects is focused on the long-term management of rental communities, with placemaking at its heart.
It seamlessly juxtaposes new homes, public realm and a linear park, above significant subterranean Northern Line Extension and Thames Water Sewer infrastructure.