Kier Living Eastern has scooped these prestigious awards for two projects at Westhill, Kettering and one at Connect21 in Peterborough.
At Westhill the award-winning projects include the creation of a seven hectare country park, in partnership with the landowner BQ Farms, adjacent to the Kier Living Eastern housing development to provide recreational opportunities for existing and future residents.
It was also the aim to create new habitats for wildlife and the second award-winning project is the construction of a new artificial badger sett which has successfully relocated badgers living on the development land.
Meanwhile at Connect21in Peterborough the Embankment End Marsh scheme has protected wildlife at the location and prevented the marsh from drying out in the future. A path and viewing platform provides a link to local wildlife the River Nene path for Connect21 residents and the wider community.
Kier Living Eastern sales and marketing director David Thomas said: “We are delighted to have achieved success for three separate projects in these highly-regarded environmental awards.
“ It shows the respect and thought given to local communities and the environment when developing our high quality homes and is a credit to the amount of hard work that goes into these projects by all the site teams, and the specialists who have helped them.”
Kier Living Eastern competed against more than 500 other nominations in the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice, and will discover whether the awards are gold, silver or bronze at a glittering presentation ceremony in the Houses of Parliament, London on 11 November.
As a result of this Green Apple Award success, Kier Living Eastern has been invited to have its winning papers published in The Green Book, the leading international work of reference on environmental best practice, so that others can follow examples and learn from their achievement.
The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and have become established as the country’s major recognition for environmental endeavour among companies, councils, communities and countries.
The awards are organised by The Green Organisation, an international, independent, non-political, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world. The Green Apple Awards are supported by the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management and other independent bodies.