Qatari Diar’s Chelsea Barracks awarded LEED Platinum certification for sustainable green buildings in London

  • 6 months   ago
Qatari Diar's project, Chelsea Barracks has been honoured with an award LEED Platinum certification for sustainable green buildings, which assures that the project meets the sustainability standards that were made from the starting of a major determinant in the enhancement of the master plan of the project.
Qatari Diar highlighted that LEED Platinum is the most internationally recognised standard certification for achieving sustainability and leadership, and the Chelsea Barracks project is considered one of the most significant real estate enhancement projects in central London as it combines the latest in contemporary technology in a historical environment along with being the most sustainable project in Europe. With this certificate, this enhancement project becomes one of 16 progressive projects in the world that reaches this standard.
It also said that the project took efforts into account about the actual requirements of the population and the local community, along with putting long-term sustainability criteria into account when developing the project, which is currently considered a highly vital added value for modern housing unit buyers who are looking for unconventional styles amid the hustle and bustle of London.
 
 
Head of development and project delivery at Qatari Diar (Europe and America) Tariq al-Abdullah stated that sustainability is an pivotal component of the Chelsea Barracks project. It was one of the main considerations in planning and carrying out the master plan.
 
He also conveyed his pride in acquiring the award of LEED Platinum certification as the first enhancement project in Europe to get this certificate.
Henry Square, co-founder of Square and Co., said that the Chelsea Barracks project is the first project in Europe to be awarded with LEED Platinum certification, and that this project paved the way for the integration of sustainability with the master plans of cities and projects.
“The accreditation process with which we contributed to the application of sustainable development ideas and practices in all aspects of the master plan and building design, including modern planning of streets to ensure easy accessibility, inclusion of green spaces in them, provision of open spaces and ensuring the presence of biological diversity in an integrated ecosystem, in addition to many other things that lead to improvement of air quality and the environment,” he added. 

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