What does a BREEAM Outstanding rating mean?
The BREEAM rating benchmark enables individual buildings in the UK to compare their sustainability performance against that of a typical new non-domestic building.
BREEAM Outstanding is the benchmark’s highest rating and identifies new buildings that are in the top 1% in the UK for sustainability performance. Now that really is outstanding!
So, what has the Pavilion achieved?
The Pavilion is a fantastic example of a building that considers each of Lendlease’s environmental focus areas; climate action, resources and materials, and nature & pollution.
Most of the Pavilion’s base build was constructed using cross-laminated and glue-laminated timber which has far lower embodied carbon than traditional construction materials like steel and concrete.
Thanks to this, the Pavilion surpassed LETI’s 2020 best practice benchmark for embodied carbon by 16%.
All timber and timber-based products used on site were sustainably sourced and procured with FSC full project certification.
Stratford’s local wildlife is also giving the Pavilion a thumbs up! Bat and bird boxes have been placed on the Pavilion’s roof as a way to rewild IQL. IQL was historically a brownfield site, and the nesting boxes provide new habitats for QEOP’s seven bat species and six protected bird species. The team have also planted multi-sensory flowers in the Pavilion’s greenspaces and terraces so that our plant life is accessible to all.
The Pavilion is an excellent demonstration of Lendlease’s commitment to Mission Zero. As a 1.5 degree aligned company, we are working towards being net zero carbon by 2025, and absolute zero by 2040. Using materials with low embodied carbon is a key step in our journey to eliminating Scope 3 emissions and achieving our 2040 target.
The Pavilion was designed by award winning architects ACME.
Congrats to the team on this fantastic achievement.