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Nature

Our goal is to create a biodiversity net gain and make a measurable contribution to the natural environment on every development.

Our Approach

Biodiversity Net Gain

Deliver a minimum 10% gain for every new development

We are proud to have led the industry on biodiversity net gain and laid the path for it to become a national legal requirement for all developments.

Since we became the first homebuilder to set our leading commitment to achieving a biodiversity net gain on every site back in 2017, we've used our Net Biodiversity Gain Toolkit in the master planning of more than 45 sites, which combined will create more than 500 acres of new or measurably improved natural habitats, in addition to a 155 acre country park at Milton Keynes.

We have a target to deliver a minimum 10% net gain on every site, regardless of its former use.

Over the next year, we'll be working closely with our managing agents and landscaping teams to ensure that they have the skills to maintain the habitats that we create in the long term.

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Environmental Net Gain

Considering water, flooding and air quality

We recognise that construction can have an environmental impact beyond the perceptible changes to nature and habitats, such as the effect on air quality.

We have voluntarily committed to expanding on our established approach to enhancing nature, so that we deliver an even more valuable and holistic contribution to the environment on every site, including biodiversity, water resources, flood resilience and air quality.

In 2022 we have partnered with Thames Water to explore the concept of water neutrality and how it can be applied to our sites. At Royal Exchange in Kingston, 46,000 litres per day will be offset through the retrofit of local homes, schools and businesses.

By 2030 we aim to achieve an overall environmental net gain on all developments.

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Highlights

Biodiversity Net Gain

Biodiversity Net Gain

Water Neutrality

Awards, Accreditations & Partnerships

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Get Nature Positive

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Sir David Attenborough Award for Enhancing Biodiversity

Landscape Institute
Better Society Awards 2022

Transformation Award

Better Society Awards

Latest News

Celebrating London Rivers Week at Woodberry Down

Celebrating London Rivers Week at Woodberry Down

We joined Thames21 and London Wildlife Trust to talk about the benefits of reconnecting the community with Stoke Newington reservoir.

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Berkeley Group named Sustainable Housebuilder of the Year

Second consecutive win for sustainability at the annual Housebuilder Awards.

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HRH The Prince of Wales and the Blue Recovery Leaders Group at WWT Slimbridge

Leading Organisations to Help Create 100,000 Hectares of Healthy Wetlands in the UK

The Prince of Wales joined a meeting of the Blue Recovery Leaders Group, to learn more about plans to create a network of healthy wetlands.

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Further Information

Enhancing Nature

We consider net gain from the early design stages, to make sure that we are retaining and creating the right habitats. To help our design teams achieve this we have developed The Nine Concepts to inform our approach and we work with our ecologists, landscape architects and Local Wildlife Trusts to make this happen.
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Enhancing Nature

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Our Vision 2030: 2022 Progress Update

This extract from the Berkeley Group’s 2022 Annual Report provides an update on progress towards meeting our targets across each of our ten strategic priorities and details highlights for the period May 2021 to April 2022. 
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Our Vision 2030

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