Reports & Case Studies

Carbon and Climate Change Disclosures

The Berkeley Group has published the below documents to provide details on our approach to carbon and climate change:

  • GHG Emissions Supporting Information
    Details the methodology adopted to calculate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions presented in the Berkeley Group's Annual Report.
  • GHG Emissions Independent Limited Assurance Report
    Provides an overview of the independent limited assurance provided on the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions presented in the Berkeley Group's Annual Report.
  • Carbon Positive Approach Overview
    We are proud to have become the first housebuilder to have carbon positive operations, by offsetting more than our operational carbon emissions for the first time in 2018 and continuing to do so on an annual basis. This document provides an overview of our approach.
  • TCFD Recommendations Response
    The Berkeley Group welcomes the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and are committed to taking a key role in tackling climate change. This document details our response to the TCFD recommendations.

Sustainability Reports

There is no stand-alone sustainability report for 2013 onwards. Details of our approach to sustainability as part of our integrated business framework, Our Vision, can be found within our Annual Reports and Our Vision reports.

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The report provides a short summary of our approach and performance. The separate performance report contains our detailed performance data.

Our tenth sustainability report, assessing progress against our first phase of Vision2020 Commitments.

The first sustainability report to introduce our Vision2020 strategy, supported by a separate performance report.

This report uses extensive case studies to provide readers with an engaging understanding of how the strategy has been implemented.

This is our first report to be assessed against the Global Reporting Initiative Guidelines to Level C and provides a quantitative performance report.

This report introduces our "Let's Talk" conferences, which have been a continued success since their launch.

This report introduces the new governance structure, as well as providing an assessment of progress against targets and supporting quantitative data.

This report focuses on the legacy that projects leave behind and provides examples of how Berkeley incorporate sustainability into the development cycle.

This report introduces The Berkeley Group Strategic Sustainability Model, which helped to shape the strategy for the next six years.

This report provides the first assessment of progress against targets which were established in 2002.

Our first sustainability report, which establishes our commitment to urban regeneration and sustainability.

Case Studies

Woodberry Down lies in the north-west of the London Borough of Hackney. Having fallen into disrepair, in 2002, Hackney Council undertook a full structural assessment of the estate with a view to remaking the place. Three years later, Berkeley was selected as the preferred developer to work in partnership with the Council and Genesis Housing on the regeneration of Woodberry Down.

In 2011, Woodberry Down won a national award for best social housing development. This case study looks at two of the principal reasons behind its success: successful partnership working and community participation.

The Hamptons is a striking new addition to the suburbs of South-West London. Since work started in 2001, 645 homes have been built in a distinctive New England style on the 25 hectare mixed-tenure site. The project has won a string of awards for its design and impeccable green credentials, which include the creation of Mayflower Park (incorporating extensive wetlands and an amphitheatre), use of solar thermal panel for energy and a car club.

This case study explores the lessons learnt from development at this scale, within a well-established community.  It reflects upon wider planning issues surrounding the question of density in the suburbs and offers insights into how you create and manage public assets. Everyone, of course, wants more and better facilities. The question is who pays for their up-keep in an era of austerity?

Kidbrooke Village is one of the most ambitious regeneration schemes in Europe. The masterplan will cost £1bn to deliver and transform 109 hectares of deprived South-East London (an area little smaller than Hyde Park) into a stunning modern community.

This case study explores the process of regeneration and renewal, considering how the ideas and approach taken at Kidbrooke Village can inform the way we create new places nationwide.

The former Atkinson Morley Hospital site was purchased by Berkeley early in 2010. At the time it was a contentious site locally, due to previously granted planning permission for a high-density development with small units, which residents did not think sat comfortably within the surrounding area.

This case study examines the process that Berkeley went through to deliver a better quality scheme, which resulted in a positive consensus at the planning committee. In the context of a new National Planning Policy Framework, it examines how Berkeley, the council and community were able to arrive at a solution that everyone could support and explores what the localism agenda could learn from this development.