Development: Gloucester Services
Developers: Westmorland Limited and Gloucestershire Gateway Trust
Location: M5, Gloucester
Gloucester Services has been the subject of numerous building and design awards. Completed in 2014, it was designed to achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and was endorsed by the South West Design Review Panel. The overarching ambition of the scheme is to have minimal impact on its surrounds, reflecting the sensitivity of the wider environment and proximity to the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The development has been awarded Building with Nature ‘achieved’ to highlight successful implementation of ambitious design credentials. In situ, Gloucester Services is sensitive to the landscape character and green infrastructure is utilised to maximum effect to contribute a unique sense of place.
Individual features are linked to improve ecological connectivity, and SuDS features provide wildlife habitat and manage surface water within the boundary of the scheme.
The applicant found the process of Building with Nature certification helpful in refining plans for enhancing the wetland habitat, and identifying improvements to the long term management and maintenance of green infrastructure features.