Green Apple glory for Kier Living Eastern

Green Apple glory for Kier Living Eastern

Four projects from Kier Living have won Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice in the 2016 campaign to find the greenest companies, councils and communities.

Kier Living Eastern has scooped both bronze and silver for two projects at Westhill, Kettering, a silver at Connect21 in Peterborough and a bronze award was given for a group wide site energy audit project.

Technical director Colm Crowley said: “We are delighted to have achieved success for three separate projects in these highly-regarded environmental awards. It shows the respect and thought given to local communities and the environment when developing our high quality homes and is a credit to the amount of hard work that goes into these projects by all the site teams, and the specialists who have helped them.”

At Westhill, silver status was given to a new seven hectare country park, created in partnership with the landowner BQ Farms, adjacent to the Kier Living Eastern housing development to provide recreational opportunities for existing and future residents.

It was also the aim to create new habitats for wildlife and the bronze award-winning project is the construction of a new artificial badger sett which has successfully relocated badgers living on the development land.

Meanwhile at Connect21in Peterborough the Embankment End Marsh scheme has protected wildlife at the location and prevented the marsh from drying out in the future. A path and viewing platform provides a link to the River Nene path for Connect21 residents and the wider community.

Kier Living Eastern competed against more than 500 other nominations in the Green Apple Awards for 2016.

Image: The Kier Living Eastern team collecting their award

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