Low carbon design | Sustainable transport facilities
Sustainability is a central feature of the design, construction and operation of the Travelodge at Stockley Park. Developed on a brownfield site over an existing car park, the choice of location increased the site density while the design incorporated high energy efficiency elements such as insulation that exceeds required levels, efficient lighting and equipment, and a sustainable heating and cooling system. Materials with a lower carbon footprint were prioritised including the timber frame with a superior end-of-life use compared to its steel and masonry counterparts. The asset also has several features that increase its environmental credentials such as photovoltaic roof panels, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, provision for cyclists, recycling facilities, and bat and bird boxes to encourage local wildlife. As a result, the asset is targeting a Very Good BREEAM rating.