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Cabot Circus wins top environmental award

Cabot Circus has become the first major shopping centre to be awarded construction’s highest environmental accolade.

The Bristol scheme, which was a joint venture between Hammerson and Land Securities and built by Sir Robert McAlpine, has been awarded a score of “excellent” under the BREEAM scheme.

It also picked up the BREEAM Retail Award, with the judges noting the naturally ventilated streetscape, roof top gardens in residential areas, the creation of a green travel plan.

Hammerson also achieved an “excellent” rating on its £125 million London office development, 60 Threadneedle Street.

The 20,600 sq m nine-storey building features a “green roof” with solar photovoltaic panels, energy efficient lighting and was constructed using sustainable timber.