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We're passionate about creating sustainable and responsible places

We have a places-based approach. We are passionate about creating sustainable places, which support the local community, improve the natural environment, and enhance the wellbeing of building users.

We demonstrate our sustainability agenda through industry recognised accreditations, and through well considered, thoughtful and responsible design, at every stage of the project. 

Our Aims

Our target is to operate at 100% carbon neutrality by 2038 - from the developments we design and deliver, to our overall business operations.

We are already on the way towards achieving this goal, with a number of strategies in place across the Russells group, including;

  • Installing photovoltaic panels at our head office

  • Sourcing renewable energy tariffs for our head office

  • Decarbonising by switching to electric vehicles

Our industrial developments include many sustainable features, always as standard.

Russell CORE Specification

Sustainable features included as standard with every industrial development.

BREEAM Excellent

Targeting, BRE 2018 New Construction (Shell and Core)

Considerate Constructors Scheme

Client Partner

100% Solar Panel Ready Roof

Energy Efficient EPC A Certificate

Rainwater Harvesting

Non-potable use and landscape irrigation

Fast-Charge Electric Vehicle Chargers To 5% Of Spaces

Additional 20% Car Park Future Proofed For Electric Chargers

Future Proofing for HGV, Motorcycle and Cycle Electric Chargers

Air Tightness Of 2.5m3/hr/m2

15% Roof Lights Coverage Of Warehouse GIA

Clear Cladding To Dock Marshalling Areas to Improve Daylighting

Low Water Spray Taps

Ecological Ponds1 And Regionally Sourced Planting

Beehives1, Bird Boxes1 and Hedgehog1 Boxes

Intelligent LED Lighting

Connected Online Building Management Systems

VOC Free Paint Used Throughout

Sub-Metering of all Utility Supplies


Optional extras to enhance the Russell CORE Specification.

Net Zero in Construction

Subject to Operator input

Net Zero In Operation

Subject to Operator input

BREEAM Outstanding

BRE 2018 New Construction (Shell and Core)

Increased Output of Electric Chargers to Rapid and Ulta-Rapid

Additional Electric Vehicle Charger Installations or Future Proofing

Ground Source Heat Pumps

Increased Insulation Depths to Cladding And Roofs

4-pipe HVAC System 

Hybrid 2-pipe VRF System 

† All images and descriptions are for promotional purposes only. Actual descriptions and details may differ and are not binding until under Contract. 

†† Any products or suppliers listed as all equal or approved. 

1 Inclusion within development dependant on layout.