BCSC NextGen | Check out Pret's Little Veggie Pop Up

Date: 05/07/2016


Ken Higman, JLL Foodservice Consulting & BCSC NextGen Committee Member


I’ve moved to the High Street for this latest opening, to a pop up that might have legs operating within Shopping Centres.

Last Summer, after noticing that their vegetarian salad was the top seller amongst the “SuperBowl” salad range (which included both chicken and fish options), Pret asked on their website whether customers would like them to open a pure ...

Sustainability Sells: How Everyone Can Profit

Date: 05/07/2016

Health and wellbeing is the biggest social trend in the world, with a consumer market three times that of pharmaceuticals. 

Real estate is the world’s biggest asset class, with retail as the biggest portion of UK commercial real estate. What happens when these two mix?

That is the question BCSC will tackle in its exciting new research programme entitled “Sustainability Sells: How Everyone Can Profit.” 

Read more of this blog here

Guidance Note 108: Energy Centres

Date: 21/06/2016

Guidance Note 108: Energy Centres has now been released and is available to read here.


This Guidance Note can only be viewed by members of BCSC. To find out more about membership go here, or join us today.

Do investors care about sustainability? Is CSR dead?

Date: 20/06/2016


The remit of sustainability has changed. For business, it bleeds into relationships with the natural environment, multiple facets of society and even, its relationship with itself. 

No longer a nice-to-have but more essentially acore business issue, this letter is recognitionthat embracing the opportunities of sustainable business can positively improve your bottom line and achieve long-term value...

Read the full blog by Samantha Sen, Policy Advisor here ...

Responsible Business Week | Business is a subsidiary of nature, not the other way round

Date: 25/04/2016

Sustainable places and business are the future.  

Responsible Business Week showed me just how far business has come to accounting for its relationship with the wider environment. But there is still a gulf in entirely articulating andquantifying the relationship between business,society and nature.

This is absolutely fine, it is a work in progress and a tough job to do. The social element in particular ...

BCSC supports Responsible Business Week

Date: 18/04/2016

We are supporting Responsible Business Week!

Responsible Business Week is a high profile opportunity for businesses and organisations of all sorts to demonstrate the many ways that they can work together to turn ambition into positive action for a fairer society and a more sustainable future.

For more information, please click here.

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Guidance Note 106: Over Tiling Retail Floors

Date: 17/03/2016

Guidance Note 106: Over Tiling Retail Floors has now been released and is available to read here.


This Guidance Note can only be viewed by members of BCSC. To find out more about membership go here, or join us today.

A building is not truly 'green' if it does not work for people | John Coyne, CEO

Date: 18/02/2016

It is amazing how interrelated so many activities are that we undertake within this world we occupy. Even more amazing is the impact of those various activities on and across our environment...

Read the full CEO blog post here.

Archaeology and the Historic Environment | Guidance Note 105

Date: 04/02/2016

Understanding the significance of the historic environment...

...is fundamental for the design of proposals. It is also important for the submission of successful planning applicationslisted buildingconsentsscheduled monument consents, as well as funding procurement.


Our latest guidance note highlights:

  • information required for planning and types of fieldwork
  • archaeology in planning; and
  • implications for ...

Health, Wellbeing & Productivity in Retail | Report Release

Date: 02/02/2016

Money continues to be spent on improving the sustainability of stores...

...however these decisions are often taken in isolation from the primary mission of retail – namely, providing an experience that makes people want to come, stay and spend.  Some within the industry continue to buy, build and manage buildings that have little or no consideration for the people who work or shop within them.


Empowering retailers and the wider industry

BCSC ...

Retailers can improve customer experience & potentially increase profit through greener stores

Date: 02/02/2016

Retailers can improve the shopping experience for their customers and potentially increase their profits by providing greener, healthier stores, according to a major report from the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC).

The report, Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Retail: The Impact of Green Buildings on People and Profit, says that although there is a surge in interest in health and wellbeing in the property sector, most retailers are currently missing a key opportunity to better ...


Date: 16/07/2015


Henry Dimbleby MBE to headline speaker programme 


The full speaker programme for BCSC 2015 in Manchester has been announced today with Co-founder of Leon Restaurants, The Sustainable Restaurant Association and recently launched London Union, Henry Dimbleby, kicking the conference off on 16 September.

Henry Dimbleby rose to fame by launching the Leon restaurant chain with John Vincent. In 2010, he co-founded The Sustainable Restaurant Association with a mission to put ...

Energy Efficiency Measures Add Value to UK Shopping centres

Date: 30/06/2015


London, 01 July 2015 – Investing in sustainable features increases the market value of shopping centres in the UK, by up to and over 5%, according to new research from BCSC (British Council of Shopping Centres) and its research partner CBRE, the global real estate advisor.

For the first time there is research based evidence to support the real and tangible benefits of investing in energy efficient features to drive shopping centre market value. The research, undertaken by CBRE, ...

Counting the Cost of Carbon for Shopping Centres

Date: 17/03/2014

CBRE appointed by BCSC to lead ‘first of its kind’ sustainability research 


CBRE, the global real estate advisor, has been selected by BCSC to analyse the economic impact of sustainability measures on the value of shopping centres in the UK.
For the first time in the retail industry, BCSC and CBRE will be working together to investigate the dynamic between energy efficiency and associated costs versus shopping centre asset value. The research will drive sustainability ...

Green Deal Falls Short for Commercial Property

Date: 05/03/2014

BCSC's assessment 


The Green Deal is not fit for purpose for the commercial property sector, according to BCSC's latest stark assessment of how the sector is faring in the sustainability race.


Without the Green Deal operating for commercial property, including shopping centres and retail parks, the government’s 2018 deadline for Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) is likely to not be met.


In a submission to the Energy and Climate Change Select ...

Sustainability charter 2011

Date: 30/06/2011
Description: Sustainability Charter T his Charter outlines the core commitments that managers of shopping centres and managed retail properties can make to address their sustainability impacts. It covers 4 key issues: l Energy (and climate change) l Waste l Community l Water While sustainability covers a much wider set of issues, these four are chosen due to their significance, and the need to make the Charter immediately relevant and accessible to all BCSC members, including those for whom ...

A guide to preparing an occupiers handbook in ROI

Date: 14/04/2015
Description: SCSI Professional Guidance A Guide to Preparing an Occupiers Handbook For Commercial and Retail Property Managers Information paper A Guide to Preparing an Occupiers Handbook For Commercial and Retail Property Managers Information paper 2 | A Guide to Preparing an Occupiers Handbook Published by Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, 38 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland Tel: + 353 (0)1 644 5500 Email: info@scsi.ie No responsibility for loss or damage caused to any person acting or ...

BCSC sustainability charter: a review 2010

Date: 30/11/2010
Description: BCSC SuStainaBility Charter a review 2010 CONTENTS 1 ForeworD 2 introDuCtion 4 oCCuPier anD lanDlorD - Facts - the cost of being sustainable - the role of the retailer - retailer cost savings - the role of the landlord and potential cost savings 8 overview oF reSPonSeS to PoliCy QueStionS 9 the role oF Small anD meDium SizeD BuSineSSeS 10 next StePS For the BCSC SuStainaBility Charter 11 aPPenDix - DetaileD analySiS oF PoliCy reSPonSeS FOrEwOrd it has been three years since BCSC launched its ...

Healthy high street?: a healthcheck for high streets and town centres 2010

Date: 08/11/2010
Description: A   healthcheck for high A healthcheck  for  high  streets   and  town  centres   streets and town centres HEALTHY HIGH STREET? HEALTHY  HIGH  STREET?   November 2010 NOVEMBER  2010   Healthy High Street? CONTENTS Introduction 3 How to use this guide 4 5-minute Checklist 5 Warning Signs 6 Not necessarily signs of decline 13 Next Steps once the warning signs are there 15 Useful organisations 19 2 Healthy High Street? INTRODUCTION High streets play a crucial role at the heart of ...

Establishing the ground rules for property: industry-wide sustainability metrics 2010

Date: 14/10/2010
Description: Establishing the Ground Rules for Property: Industry-wide Sustainability Metrics 2 2 Acknowledgements Special thanks go to the participants of the Working Group which produced this paper for their contributions and critical comments: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Paul Edwards, Hammerson (Chairman) Tatiana Bosteels, Hermes Stuart Bowman, CoreNet Patrick Brown, British Property Federation (Secretary and Researcher to the Working Group) Keith Bugden, Better ...

Guidance note 61: The Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) energy efficiency scheme: a guide for landlords and tenants – second edition

Date: 10/09/2010
Description: The Carbon Reduction Commitment A guide for landlords and tenants 1 Contents Acknowledgements 3 The purpose of this guide 4 Section 1: what is the CRC? 5 Penalties for non-compliance 6 Will the CRC apply to my organisation? 7 Rented property 8 Organisations that own both tenanted buildings and buildings for their own use 9 What is the timetable for the introduction of the CRC? 10 Key steps for landlords in implementing the CRC 11 Stage 1: set up CRC responsibility chains 11 Stage 2: 1 April ...

Guidance note 64: disposal of possibly contaminated sharp waste

Date: 24/11/2009
Description: November 2009 DISPOSAL OF POSSIBLY CONTAMINATED SHARP WASTE (previously published as Guidance Note 10) GUIDANCE NOTE 64 The need to safely manage and dispose of ‘sharp waste’ is a chronic problem for shopping centre management. This guidance note has been updated to assist management staff in developing and evolving their operational procedures to deal with this issue. Definition A ‘sharp’ in this context may be any object that is capable of puncturing or lacerating the skin and ...

Guidance note 62: environmental impact assessments

Date: 25/08/2009
Description: August 2009 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS (Original guidance note 15 published October 1993, updated November 2000 (guidance note 31)) GUIDANCE NOTE 62 It is a statutory requirement to undertake an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for certain specified developments. It is likely to be necessary for retail development where the area of the development exceeds 0.5 hectare (5,000m2) or is in a sensitive area. The characteristics of a development (e.g. size, cumulation with other ...

Guidance note 58: the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) – an overview

Date: 20/02/2009
Description: Guidance Note 58 (3) 17/2/09 10:10 Page 1 February 2009 GUIDANCE NOTE 58 THE CARBON REDUCTION COMMITMENT (CRC): AN OVERVIEW Note: This is the first in a series of guidance notes on the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC). This article provides a general description of the programme. The next paper will examine specific issues regarding implementation from the point of view of landlord and tenant. he first few months of 2009 will usher in a new and farreaching scheme: the Carbon Reduction ...

Occasional paper 11: green leases

Date: 22/05/2008
Description: 11 BCSC Occasional Paper No.11 Green leases ce 03 02 01 05 07 – Owners’ responsibilities 09 – Tenants’ responsibilities – Overcoming barriers 07 – The importance of partnership 06 How green leases work Further information – Cost benefits for tenants – Cost benefits for landlords Promoting benefits 12 11 10 10 g a new factor to the equation by offering a from voluntary clauses to legally binding provisions ntracts. This occasional paper, written by Roy of the Sustainability ...

Guidance note 56: climate change – what this means for retail property

Date: 16/04/2008
Description: April 2008 CLIMATE CHANGE: WHAT THIS MEANS FOR RETAIL PROPERTY GUIDANCE NOTE 56 This guidance note is intended to offer an overview of how people have contributed to climate change, the political and economic drivers behind the move towards a low carbon economy, and the implications for retail property in Europe. CONTENTS A brief overview 1 A brief overview Preventing dangerous climate change 1 Climate has always fluctuated and a variety of factors from the sun’s activity, the earth’s ...

Guidance note 55: energy, water and waste - sustainable technologies materials and costs

Date: 02/04/2008
Description: April 2008 ENERGY, WATER AND WASTE: SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES, MATERIALS AND COSTS GUIDANCE NOTE 55 INTRODUCTION The retail property industry must look at energy, water and waste solutions, in order to comply with government legislation and meet the planning requirements of local authorities. The attached paper outlines sustainable options that can assist with this compliance. The purpose of this paper is to provide guidance for the most commonly tabled solutions. It gives a brief outline of ...

Brent Cross: community clear up

Date: 07/12/2012
Description: Brent Cross Shopping Centre, London Initiative: Community clear up Size of centre: 80,000-100,000 sq ft Cost: £3k Initiative 5 CASE STUDY • To improve local environment aesthetics • Enhance personal civic pride and community spirit • Reinforce levels of ownership, responsibility and accountability in the local area • Provide volunteering opportunities • Date of the initiative: April 2012 – June 2012 Why engage? Brent Cross has a strong Community Social Responsibility (CSR) ethos ...

Treaty shopping centre: green credentials

Date: 07/12/2012
Description: The Treaty Shopping Centre, Hounslow Initiative: Green credentials Size of centre: 20,000-40,000 sq ft Cost: £11k – £15k Why and how? In 2005 the centre embarked on a carbon footprint reduction programme, that focused on energy management and recycling. We quietly went about our tasks and reduced electricity by around 29% and gas by around 25%. We then managed to recycle around 40% of waste. By 2011 we had reduced waste to landfill to zero and now recycle 60%. We have knocked off ...

Tinsley Community Allotment: biodiversity

Date: 31/03/2012
Description: Case study : Retail  Mar 2012 – Learning and growing with nature  Tinsley Community Allotment, near to  Meadowhall.  Environmental projects, supported by our retail teams around the UK, are  providing children, students and volunteers with an opportunity to get closer  to nature.  In recent months, as part of our commitment to local communities and biodiversity, we have provided funding  ...

Love Where You Live: anti-litter campaign

Date: 30/11/2012
Description: Lion Walk Shopping Centre Love Where You Live Anti-litter Campaign Report to BCSC November 2012 By Paul Bentham Dip SCM, Tech IOSH. Centre Manager Centre Manager Lion Walk Shopping Centre www.lionwalkshopping.com Love Where You Live: LWSC taking the lead on litter This campaign took months of planning but it was worth it to see everyone working together Foreword It seemed like a simple task; use Britain’s oldest recorded town to test whether a community anti-litter campaign could galvanise ...

Weston Favell in the community

Date: 31/01/2012
Description: Weston Favell in the Community 31st May Razzle Dazzles Quotes/feedback “the children can show the dances they have worked on so hard in front of an audience and it promotes the dance school” “the promotions at WF are great for all the family, it helps with the businesses, kids love to participate in the arts and crafts and it’s a good bribe for mums when they need to shop, all the Razzle Dazzle kids love to perform here to help promote their dance school. “promotions and WF are ...

Positive Places: food waste to farmer’s compost - Union Square, Aberdeen

Date: 30/09/2013
Description: Food waste to farmer’s compost Union Square, Aberdeen From 2014, food waste collection will become mandatory in Scotland. In preparing for this new legislation, Hammerson sought out an unusual solution for the organic waste generated by the 23 restaurants and cafes at its Union Square shopping destination in Aberdeen – recycling it into compost for local farmers. In early 2013, we established a partnership with Scotland’s largest organic waste management company, Keenan Recycling. The ...

Positive Places: Reading Cardboard Partnership

Date: 30/04/2014
Description: Reading Cardboard Partnership With local authorities under no obligation to provide commercial waste recycling schemes, recycling cardboard from a trade waste stream is a major problem for small businesses. Taken individually, the amount of waste generated by each small business in Reading’s town centre could not justify the financial outlay of a waste recycling contract. However, in finding a way to deal with the waste collectively Hammerson, together with Reading’s Business Improvement ...

Positive Places: retailer engagement toolkit - WestQuay, Southampton

Date: 31/12/2013
Description: Retailer Engagement Toolkit WestQuay, Southampton Taking a proactive approach to environmental management in the retail sector, Hammerson is working with the University of Southampton to develop an Environmental Management System (EMS) toolkit for retailers at WestQuay. Hammerson identified the opportunity to develop an EMS through a KTP in 2008, and secured ISO 14001 certification as a result. The following year, an associate was recruited to develop and manage the certification at ...

Positive Places: rooftop allotment - Highcross, Leicester

Date: 24/12/2013
Description: Rooftop Allotment Highcross, Leicester At Hammerson, we recognise that our operations have the potential to impact biodiversity both directly and indirectly. Our Biodiversity Policy seeks to protect and enhance natural environments and part of our commitment is the implementation of a Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) for each of our shopping centres. At Highcross, Leicester, our BAP is aligned to the objectives set out by the Leicestershire and Rutland BAP to: • Improve the value of wildlife ...

Positive Places: zero waste to landfill - Silverburn, Glasgow

Date: 17/12/2013
Description: Zero waste to landfill Silverburn, Glasgow As part of a major initiative to improve economies of scale and increase efficiencies, we consolidated our waste management contracts at Silverburn Shopping Centre through GBM Support Services. In Spring 2012, under GBM’s management, a single operator, Shanks, replaced the three separate providers responsible for waste services at Silverburn. This remarkable achievement is due to two key factors in the new waste management model. Firstly, the move ...

Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth: solar PV

Date: 24/09/2012
Description: Solar PV ENERGY Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth Centre size: 444,300 sq ft Initiative Land Securities recognise the need to reduce the impacts of its property portfolio and aim to reduce CO2 emissions from its like-for-like properties by 15% by 2020/21. In 2012 Land Securities installed 250kWh of photovoltaic panels on Gunwharf Quays’ roof. The power generated is used to power the centre car park. Why? Cost £468,333 Savings to date £67,705 • PV panels are a well-established technology with ...

St David's, Cardiff: green roof

Date: 31/07/2013
Description: Green Roof BIODIVERSITY St David’s, Cardiff Centre size: 1.4 million sq ft Initiative overview Land Securities’ commitment to creating better environments is not just about reducing emissions and installing energy efficient technology. Large-scale buildings also offer the opportunity to provide green spaces that help create habitats for small insects as well as flora and fauna to flourish in urban areas. In March 2013 St David’s completed the installation of a green roof, which ...

St David's, Cardiff: manual recycling facility (MRF)

Date: 17/04/2013
Description: Manual Recycling Facility (MRF) WASTE St David’s, Cardiff Centre size: 1.4 million sq ft Initiative overview Land Securities is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its entire Retail Portfolio and aim to divert more than 90% of waste collected from our retail outlets away from landfill. Tremendous progress has been made across the Group, with its shopping centre portfolio now diverting more than 98% of waste away from landfill. In April 2012, St David’s, Cardiff established ...

BCSC North Conference 2014: Urban Regeneration

Date: 11/06/2014
Description: BCSC NORTH CONFERENCE – Urban Regeneration Bob May Director June 2014 INTRODUCTION  Built development and investment in built environment – Turley Role  Context  3 Categories  Council as Investor  Council as Facilitator  Council as follower  Common lessors for future Council as Investor Partnership Model       Owners Long term interest Experienced Not immune from cuts Separation of functions Manage and record Council as Investor Partnership Model ...

BCSC North Conference 2014: Urban Regeneration 2

Date: 12/06/2014
Description: Urban Regeneration Allan Lockhart, Property Director The Future Face of Retail Space - BCSC North Conference Thursday 12 June 2014 A Change of Thinking • • • • • • • • An Introduction to NewRiver Retail Understanding the Consumer A change of mind-set The Digital Age Fast changing consumer market Case Study – Wallsend Case Study – Leamington Spa Conclusion & Contacts 2 NewRiver in Numbers UK’s 3rd Largest Shopping Centre Owner/Manager Average purchase yield c. 9% £600 ...

Guidance note 99: whole-life carbon impacts in retail

Date: 29/06/2015
Description: JUNE 2015 Whole-life carbon impacts in retail BCSC Guidance Note 99 Executive summary CONTENTS In the retail property sector, it is often considered that occupiers’ activities are the main source of carbon emissions. Operational emissions such as heating, cooling and electricity consumption are the obvious sources to acknowledge over time. As shown in Figure 1, the whole-life carbon approach challenges this assumption. Executive summary 01 Introduction 01 Background and drivers 02 Policy ...

Sustainable shopping centres: energy, performance and value report

Date: 30/06/2015
Description: SUSTAINABLE SHOPPING CENTRES ENERGY, PERFORMANCE AND VALUE Foreword Shopping centres have much to gain from energy efficiency. Retail is the second largest consumer of energy in the UK, costing the sector £3.3 billion in 2013. The Carbon Trust states a 20% reduction in energy costs for retailers equals a 5% increase in sales. This represents a significant amount of money that is being wasted through low awareness of energy use in retail environments. This report is the third in the BCSC low ...

Guidance note 100: BREEAM and Part L

Date: 01/07/2015
Description: Marking 23 years of Best PRACTICE 1992 - 2015 Guidance note 100 BREEAM and Part L Guidance Note 100 | July 2015 BREEAM and Part L BREEAM 2014 – an overview 01 Building Regulations Part L 2013: Energy Performance of Buildings 01 BREEAM 2014 02 This guidance note provides an update to the September 2012 Guidance Note 69 – Sustainability and Part L. The update has been provided following the recent publication of BREEAM 2014 and Building Regulations Part L 2013. BREEAM 2014 – AN OVERVIEW ...

Guidance note 54: minor refurbishment of shopping centres and retail units – opportunities to improve sustainability

Date: 12/03/2008
Description: March 2008 MINOR REFURBISHMENT OF SHOPPING CENTRES AND RETAIL UNITS: OPPORTUNITIES TO IMPROVE SUSTAINABILITY GUIDANCE NOTE 54 Introduction Objectives and scope This brief guidance note aims to illustrate what can be done at minimum cost to improve sustainability performance in shopping centres and retail units when undertaking refurbishment works. It focuses on minor refurbishment works involving limited modifications to building services and fabric; these provide an opportunity for the ...

Guidance note 51: sustainability and environmental design approach considerations for retail developments

Date: 17/09/2007
Description: September 2007 SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN APPROACH CONSIDERATIONS FOR RETAIL DEVELOPMENTS GUIDANCE NOTE 51 Building Regulations Part L Conservation of fuel and power This guidance note has been kindly undertaken by WSP on behalf of the Technical Affairs Committee. Its aim is to provide clear guidance on building regulations Part L with particularly reference to shopping places. CONTENTS There are a range of factors that contribute to the energy efficiency performance of a ...

Guidance note 46: sustainability for the retail sector

Date: 23/11/2005
Description: GUIDANCE NOTE No. 46 Sustainability for the Retail Sector Prepared by Ashley Bateson, HOARE LEA NOVEMBER 2005 These guidance notes have been prepared by the BCSC to raise awareness of the key environmental sustainability issues affecting the retail sector. Contents: The note provides a brief overview of this increasingly important aspect of retail development and management. A list of web links and references are provided at the end of this document for further reading. Drivers for Change 1 ...

Guidance note 42: green travel plan

Date: 02/03/2004
Description: GUIDANCE NOTE No. 42 Green Travel Plan MARCH 2004 INTRODUCTION G G G G G G G G G G Contents: A Green Travel Plan (GTP) will be required to be submitted alongside planning applications which are likely to have significant transport implications as noted in PPG13 (paragraph 87). Under certain circumstances some or all of a travel plan may be made binding either through conditions attached to a planning permission or through related planning obligations (e.g. Section 106 agreement). Conditions ...

Guidance note 31: environmental impact assessments

Date: 01/02/2001
Description: GUIDANCE NOTE No. 31 Environmental impact Assessments FEBRUARY 2001 ISSUES COVERED: Sensitive Areas Introduction Definition It is now a statutory requirement to undertake an Is an EIA Required? Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for certain specified Preparation/Submission developments. It is likely to be necessary for retail development Key Characteristics where the area of the development exceeds 0.5 hectare What is the Scope of the EIA? (5000m2) or is in a sensitive area. The ...

Enabling Retail Development

Date: 17/07/2015
Description: LEADING RETAIL ENABLING RETAIL DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY ENABLING RETAIL DEVELOPMENT The importance of local authority leadership and positive partnerships |1 ENABLING RETAIL DEVELOPMENT Through these positive case studies of successful regeneration, we hope to inspire all local authorities who may be hesitant to progress initiatives which reinvigorate their towns and cities. ‘Beyond Retail: Redefining the shape and purpose of town centres’ – a government supported research report exploring ...

Making Retail Development Happen Seminar 2015: Energy, Performance and Value

Date: 17/07/2015
Description: ENERGY, PERFORMANCE & VALUE Dr Neil Blake, Head of EMEA Research & Rebecca Pearce, EMEA Head of Sustainability 30th June 2015 CONTEXT • The UK Carbon Trust set the scene… • • • 40 largest centres consume £40m energy per annum 20% reduction in energy costs = 5% uplift in sales The regulatory environment is complex and fast changing • EU 2030 climate change agenda • UK - CRC, ESOS, MEPS • Are retailers and consumers really interested? • Are investors paying attention? 2 WHAT ...

Guidance Note 104: Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

Date: 15/12/2015
Description: BCSC Guidance Note 104 December 2015 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) CURRENT AND FUTURE ISSUES AND OPPORTUNITIES Update of guidance note 62 Introduction 01 Background to EIA 01 EIA general methodology 01 Preparation / submission of an environmental statement 03 The environmental statement 04 Statuatory process 04 Implication for developers and occupiers 06 Benefits of doing it right 06 Future issues: Revisions to the EU Directive 07 Conclusions 07 Appendix 08 introduction Amongst the ...

Health, Wellbeing & Productivity in Retail: The Impact of Green Buildings on People and Profit

Date: 01/02/2016
Description: HEALTH, WELLBEING & PRODUCTIVITY IN RETAIL: THE IMPACT OF GREEN BUILDINGS ON PEOPLE AND PROFIT FEBRUARY 2016 PROJECT LED BY: CAMPAIGN SPONSORS: This report is an output of WorldGBC’s Better Places for People campaign. It is the result of a task group process that has been led by the UK Green Building Council, drawing on leadership from member companies in the UK and on international leadership from a global retail group. The input and support of several other Green Building Councils has ...

Guidance Note 105: Archaeology and the Historic Environment

Date: 02/02/2016
Description: BCSC Guidance Note 105 February 2016 ARchaeology and the historic environment Copyright © 2016 BCSC Background 01 Guidance and legislation 02 Archaeology in planning 02 Information required for planning and types of fieldwork 02 Implications for developers and occupiers 06 Conclusions 08 References 08 BACKGROUND Understanding the significance of the historic environment is fundamental for the design of sympathetic proposals and submission of successful planning applications, listed building ...

Local Authortiy Regeneration Projects

Date: 11/11/2016
Description: Revamp Revitalise Regenerate Showcasing inspiring Local Authority regeneration projects. Sponsored by: 02 REGENERATION Introduction 03 A word from our sponsor 04 Adur & Worthing Council: Restaurant Quarter, Montague Centre 06 12 The Retail and Town Centre Consultancy and Development team at Carter Jonas has a wealth of experience advising local authorities, developers, investors and businesses on the planning, regeneration and transformation of centres and places; from inception through to ...