We are pleased to be working with Berkeley Homes (East Thames) on the BREEAM Infrastructure pilot scheme for the Waterfront Park in Royal Arsenal Riverside, Woolwich. It is set to become one of the biggest parks in London once fully constructed in 2030. It will consist of a series of open spaces, recreational areas and a variety of water features and will link Woolwich and the River Thames to the Royal Arsenal Riverside development, a scheme that we’ve worked on since 2003.
At the end of last year BRE announced the acquisition of CEEQUAL into its BREEAM family of international sustainability standards. Over the next two years the BRE will be combining the best of both BREEAM and CEEQUAL into a new and improved infrastructure standard for industry. This collaborative assessment scheme will be ready for release in early 2018.
The pilot version of its BREEAM Infrastructure methodology contains 12 environmental sections with the project assessed in a similar way to other BREEAM schemes. A new addition to the BREEAM Infrastructure scheme is the strategic assessment stage; carried out at the earliest stages to encourage projects to identify and maximise opportunities. The learning from this pilot, other pilot assessments, and the extensive knowledge and experience in CEEQUAL will inform the combined scheme.