Glencar receives international acclaim for highly sustainable construction practices at Bardon Hill project in Leicestershire

November 21st, 2023

Glencar has today announced that it is been awarded the prestigious international ‘Helping the Environment Green Apple’ Award on its Bardon Hill project in Leicestershire.  The project saw the construction of a new 56,000 sq ft warehouse for JP Morgan with sustainability prioritised throughout the build process from energy consumption through to recycled material options.

The International Green Apple awards, presided over by The Green Organization honour achievements for International Environmental Best Practice and are much coveted.  The ceremony on the 20th November was held at the iconic Palace of Westminster and served as a momentous occasion both for the industry together with Glencar and its project delivery partners.

The project brought together a paragon of highly sustainable, leading edge construction practices, integrating innovative and environmentally friendly techniques, alongside extensive waste management, recycling, resource efficiency and carbon reduction initiatives.

It involved building a 56,000 sq ft warehouse with office space, parking, and landscaping. Lime stabilisation and prefabricated steel frame construction were used to reduce energy consumption and promote recyclability. Other sustainability initiatives included waste management, biodiversity promotion, mental health campaigns, and supporting local communities.

The award directly recognises the project team’s achievements with the scheme achieving a BREEAM Outstanding score for the build of 87.2% and 100% for waste category performance.  It exceeds industry standards, and implemented innovative solutions like rainwater harvesting and solar panels,

Attending the event to collect the award was Glencar Operations Director; Kevin O’Connor, Commercial Manager; Adam Scott and Project Manager; Mat Stowe who oversaw construction and the processes involved from start to finish.

Speaking about the award Kevin, Adam and Mat said: “The International Green Apple Awards serve as a highly prestigious international level recognition, celebrating and honouring those companies and organisations in the built environment that demonstrate environmental best practices.

Winning this award therefore places Glencar within a select group of companies at the forefront of the sustainable construction movement within the industrial and logistics sector, confirming its position as a pioneer in the field.

This project exemplifies our commitment to creating a sustainable future and dedication to excellence, integrity, customer satisfaction and innovation

We are honoured to receive this recognition and will continue to innovate in our projects, ensuring environmental considerations are at the forefront of everything we do.  On behalf of the full Bardon project team I would like to thank everyone for their hard work and dedication towards creating a more sustainable future.”