Chelsea Barracks was featured in Property Week as having been awarded LEED Platinum certification for Neighbourhood Development. The masterplan is one of 16 schemes in the world to achieve the standard, and makes it one of the most sustainable developments in Europe.
Partner Henry Squire commented:
“As the first project within Europe to achieve LEED ND (Neighbourhood Development) certification at the Platinum level, Chelsea Barracks paved the way for integrating sustainability into masterplanning. The certification process that was introduced and implemented by the team at Atelier Ten working closely with Squire & Partners, applies sustainable development thinking and practices across all aspects of masterplan and building design, including: permeable and accessible streets, urban greening, public access, open space provision, biodiversity and many other things leading to better air and environmental quality.
Many of these things have now become a part of the standard vocabulary for developments, but at the time it was a new way of looking at masterplan design. To achieve LEED Platinum on the development required a focussed and holistic approach to every aspect of the public realm and building design.
We believe that this process brought an additional quality to the masterplan and demonstrates that committing to this level of sustainability can deliver significant value to a project, as well as responding to the demands of climate change and reduced carbon emissions. It is a pioneering project and we are extremely proud of the result.”