The Mall at Cribbs Causeway shortlisted for green award
The Mall at Cribbs Causeway has been shortlisted this month for a national sustainability award.
The trade body for the retail property industry, the British Council of Shopping Centres (“BCSC”), hosts its Gold Awards annually, at which just five gongs are given out at a glittering ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel for new and improved shopping centres and leading retailers. One of those five awards picks out the best shopping centre or retail brand in the realm of sustainability and environmental improvements. The Mall at Cribbs Causeway has been shortlisted for the 2015 prize and will be attending the event on 2 December to learn its fate.
100 per cent of The Mall’s electricity is sourced from renewable power schemes and, following the undertaking of a water audit to understand usage peaks and major demands on the supply, water saving technology has been introduced throughout. Similarly recycling measures have led to the centre diverting almost all of its waste from landfill.
The centre is also working with local schools on a biodiversity education programme, providing a plot of land for pupils to create their own “Urban Forest Schools” and learn about sustainability.
Commenting on the shortlisting, John Devoy, Operations Manager for The Mall at Cribbs Causeway says:
“We are very proud to learn that we have been selected as among the most exemplar centres and retailers in the country in terms of our sustainability efforts. We look forward to finding out whether we have been crowned greenest of the green in London on 2 December. Either way, it is heartening that the efforts of our team have been recognised with this shortlisting.”
The Mall at Cribbs Causeway is owned by M&G Real Estate, intu and JT Baylis. The centre is managed by CBRE.