With space and land at a premium in cities around the world, the need to make the case for green infrastructure and SUDs/LID has never been greater. Land use varies and clients and landowners will have diverse needs and a variety of ambitions and aspirations for the final result of their site.

We often try to reduce the integration of landscape into crude monetary terms which in many instances lacks the accuracy and broad ranging scope to represent the true value of a holistic green and blue infrastructure approach. Whilst we can all look to natural capital accounting and software available on the market to value our canopy cover and the role urban trees play, here at GreenBlue Urban we want to provide a comprehensive overview of the value delivered when urban trees and SUDs are successfully integrated:

MODAL SHIFT

Places where communities can thrive in which cycling and walking are encouraged through the provision of tree lined conduits through the development.

St Leonard’s Circus – Shared Space, promotes Modal Shift
AIR QUALITY

People are increasingly concerned with the quality of the very thing that ensures we can survive – our air. By having the choice of species that can be planted into our systems, developers/landowners can be confident that their landscape can reflect a planting arrangement and tree species selection that mitigates the effects of pollution.

5 Broadgate – Sun Street winner of the Breeam Award
PLACEMAKING AT EVERY SCALE

Whether a small development or a larger master plan, work with us to ensure that an engineered, long term tree pit solution works for your scheme. OFFSET or LINKED tree pits, we can contribute to the quality of the project at every stage.

NATURAL PLAY

Family homes and future communities are distinguished by the provision of safe, aesthetic spaces for children. On new developments, larger family homes are desirable and for any developer, they want to see ‘lifestyle’ being marketed. A ‘lifestyle’ for new and growing families is a key part of this.

Kings Crescent Estate Hackney – Regeneration includes 100 new trees
AMENITY

We all know that real estate prices are increased through proximity to greenspace. Using space saving SUDS/LID tree pit will provide amenity and manage surface water runoff simultaneously at a fraction of the cost of doing landscape and water management separately.  Adding value long term and promoting social well being.

Urban Trees transform The Angel Building and enable social cohesion
HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Physical and mental well-being is a growing area of research in relation to new developments and many local authorities around the world are undertaking more stringent assessment of the impact of development to include green infrastructure on health and well-being – Garden Cities are a testament to this.

GBU assisted with Street Scene transformation at Letchworth Garden City.
SAVING SPACE AND MULTIFUNCTIONALITY – THE GREENBLUE WAY

With this in mind, GreenBlue Urban are here to support the successful design and implementation of high-quality landscaping schemes that require minimal maintenance with maximum results.

Clients we work with have a desire to BUILD BRAND and RESPOND to  customer and end-user demands for a more sustainable future.

For example, our BREEAM Case Study with Marks and Spencer, assessed by AECOMAs Steve Rowe, CEO of M&S states:

“We believe our customers and society more broadly do care about the future. But most people feel that the issues facing our planet are too big, too distant and too difficult for them to influence personally. They expect big business, government, NGOs and other organisations to tackle these issues on their behalf. We believe there is an untapped need in society for businesses to do more than merely re-assure in a distant paternalistic way.  We believe there is a desire amongst people for a very different approach to business. Trust is becoming one of the most important building blocks of a successful business. It is no longer enough for  a company to hope or assume it is trusted, it must offer society a clear, measurable ‘social dividend’ to earn and retain people’s trust”

GET THE RESULTS AND CREDENTIALS YOU DESERVE, INCLUDING WORKING WITH US TO ACHIEVE THE HIGHEST BREEAM / LEED RATINGS.

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