Congratulations to Country Court Care!
Camberwell Lodge Care & Nursing Home, situated in the heart of the London Borough of Southwark, has been awarded a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’ with an overall score of 73%.
The rating is an internationally recognised measure of a building’s sustainability and reflects the performance achieved by a project and its stakeholders, as measured against the BREEAM standard.
The BREEAM standard refers to ten areas, including management, health and wellbeing, energy, transport, water, materials, waste, land use and ecology, pollution and innovation.
The 98-bed new build care and nursing home opened in May 2022 and offers a mix of residential, nursing and dementia care. It features a bold contemporary design and focuses on creating a sense of community for residents.
“We are delighted to receive an Excellent BREEAM rating for Camberwell Lodge Care & Nursing Home,” said David Hicks, Estates Director at Country Court. “The rating is in line with Southwark council’s requirements for the development of the care home, and means it is considered as the best in practice for sustainable building design”.
The innovative project was developed in partnership with WGP Architects and Horizon Building Contractors.
Green measures, which are central to the building’s design, will help lower water and energy use, cut carbon emissions which contribute to the greenhouse effect and keep running costs down compared to a standard design.
Where energy and heat are needed, the building uses low-carbon technologies like solar panels, a combined heat and power boiler, and an air source heat pump.
These will keep residents warm and safe, while also saving carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere and reducing reliance on gas.
Key environmental considerations at Camberwell Lodge include biodiverse roofing to provide the maximum possible provision towards the creation of habitats and valuation areas for biodiversity (in accordance with local and city-wide policies).
Staff and visitors are also encouraged to use sustainable transport methods, the site is served by excellent public transport links and good cyclist facilities are provided too.
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