Berkeley hosted its ‘Go Green’ event at The Green Quarter last Saturday which brought the community together in celebration of sustainability and the great outdoors.
The day was hosted in Parkside Yards, the latest destination at the Southall development that combines creativity, community and nature. Residents and locals alike enjoyed activities ranging from wildlife workshops led by London Wildlife Trust, a nature trail through the on-site tree nursery and live music and performances to creative classes, a bike stunt show and smoothie bikes.
Marcus Blake, regional managing director of St George City, Berkeley, said: “We were delighted to welcome over 400 people to Parkside Yards last Saturday to celebrate all things green. It was great to see the community coming together to spend a day enjoying all that the outdoors has to offer.
“At the Green Quarter, we’re committed to ensuring nature is not a place to visit, it’s home. We’re set on creating a place filled with trees, plants and green space for people to enjoy and are proud of how much we have achieved so far, with a tree nursery, playspace, canal access and Central Gardens already open. Proximity to this level of green space is a rarity in London but we wanted to make it a priority. Our development and its homes have been designed to give residents the power to live smarter, enjoying the fast-paced London life while saving energy, money and the planet.”
Nature sits at the heart of The Green Quarter’s design. Once complete, the development will be home to some of west London’s most impressive green spaces, with nearly 50 percent of the 88-acre site comprising open green space and close to two-thirds of the homes overlooking water or green areas. Upon completion, Berkeley aims to have delivered a 93% biodiversity net gain and 13 acres of parkland. In partnership with London Wildlife Trust, over 2,500 new trees are being planted, including 600 air-potted in a new tree nursery with an integrated nature trail at Parkside Yards.
The homes themselves are built to high-quality specification, fitted with energy saving features, and surrounded by extensive travel connections and resident amenities for more sustainable living. Designed with green roofs, 100% low-energy lighting and white goods rating B or above, Berkeley’s homes have been built to make healthy, sustainable living easier.
With features like heating through an air-source heat pump, rainwater harvesting and power from 250 solar panels, the development is well on its way to reducing its carbon footprint. The homes give residents access to 3,178 electric vehicle charging points and 5,130 cycle spaces and are within a five-minute cycle ride of the Elizabeth line (Crossrail) station at Southall, connecting The Green Quarter to central London, the City, Heathrow and beyond. A network of new cycle paths and walkways now make it easy to access the bordering 90-acre Minet Country Park and open up access to a 1.2km waterside pedestrian and cycle trail along the Grand Union Canal.