STONEBRIDGE BUSINESS PARK SHORTLISTED FOR NATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY AWARD
26 August 2009
St. Modwen and NWDA/ Liverpool Vision are proud to announce that Stonebridge Business Park, Liverpool, has been shortlisted as “Industrial Development of the Year” in the prestigious Estates Gazette Green Awards 2009.
The next stage of the judging process involves a national vote whereby people can register their support for the scheme at: http://www.estatesgazettegreenawards.com/awardsnominees/3815/331. Voting closes on 18 September and the winners will be announced in October.
Michelle Taylor, North West regional director, St. Modwen says:
“We are delighted that Stonebridge Business Park’s green credentials have been recognised by such a prestigious national award. We have worked with Liverpool Vision and the NWDA to transform this former heavy industry site into a high quality employment environment with genuine sustainable features.
“The site’s impressive water-themed landscaped environment has already achieved the Secured by Design Award. For Stonebridge Business Park, to win the Estates Gazette Green award, people’s votes are needed now, so we would urge anyone that wishes to support the scheme to register this online at http://www.estatesgazettegreenawards.com/awardsnominees/3815/331.”
Stonebridge Park was from its initial conception tasked with providing a unique urban green space, adding genuine ecological value.
This 30 acre park, formerly a heavy industrial site, was fully remediated before the development of 57,500 sq ft of BREEAM Very Good industrial units. All units have dual fuel rape seed biomass heating systems which are capable of reducing CO2 emissions by over 25%. The extensive water features across the site have been planted with reeds to attract wildlife and oxygenate the water and it also doubles as a surface water drainage system.
The River Alt has been incorporated into the site and Chester Zoo have donated Water Voles, so a breeding program could be introduced, to help re-populate this endangered species.
An extensive tree planting programme across the site, has transformed a 1 mile stretch of one of the main arterial routes serving Liverpool in to a green corridor.
In addition an environmental barrier, which is seven metres high has been planted with conifers and lime trees, to create a habitat for existing wildlife, including the endangered red squirrel.
Stonebridge Business Park is well located, with one mile of prominent frontage onto one of Liverpool’s major arterial routes – the East Lancashire Road (A580), which is only one mile away from Junction 4 of the M57.
The park provides businesses with the opportunity for speculative and bespoke development packages. The first warehouse unit was acquired by Croxteth-based training provider Neighbourhood Services Company for just over £1 million in March 2009.
Notes to Editors:
St Modwen is the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, operating across the full spectrum of the property industry through a network of seven regional offices and a Birmingham based head office. The company is wholly focused upon regeneration with expertise in brownfield land renewal, partnering with industry, town centre regeneration, Innovation Centres and education projects. www.stmodwen.co.uk