Maxis business park, owned by Frasers Property UK, is delighted to have received four GRESB stars. The Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) measures the environmental, social and governance performance of real estate and placed Frasers Property UK first amongst its peers. This is a significant increase from the two stars scored in 2020 and the improvement in performance is aligned with Maxis’ ambition to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Initiatives at Maxis which contributed to the four-star win include energy and water savings initiatives, it is ISO 14001 accredited to help companies reduce industrial waste and environmental damage and is BREEAM rated ‘Excellent’, representing best practice for sustainability performance.
Sustainability and biodiversity very important at Maxis. Initiatives have been put in place to make the business park even more environmentally friendly including extensive biodiversity across the site with green roofs, and the installation of bird boxes and insect hotels.
The number of electric car charging points have increased and there are LED lights throughout all common areas. Cycling and end of trip facilities have also been installed in buildings for occupiers and rooftop solar panels are planned for 2022.
Amira Hashemi, Sustainability Manager at Frasers Property UK commented: “We’ve worked hard to not just optimise our business park portfolio, but also the way we structure our corporate operations. We’ve integrated sustainability risks into our risk management and improved our reporting. We’ve also certified over 1.6 million sq ft of space with BREEAM In Use certifications and technical assessments across the portfolio, whilst also conducting occupier satisfaction surveys and actioning the feedback received. A 4-star GRESB rating is fantastic recognition of our efforts to integrate and deliver sustainability improvements at Maxis and across the business park portfolio”.