Sustainability and the environment are important to Crest Nicholson and are at the heart of development at Brightwells Yard.

Before demolitions took place on the original buildings on-site, an assessment was made to consider potentially salvageable materials along with their future use.

A number of items were removed from Redgrave Theatre prior to the demolition and donated to Farnham Theatre Association – including bricks, a commemorative plaque, seating and equipment including an old lighting board, while fireplaces recovered from Brightwell House are currently being assessed to see if they can be reused within the new development. Bricks from the Theatre were also made available for community use in recognition of the community sponsorship scheme from the original building work back in the 1970’s.

But that’s not all – a huge amount of rubble from the demolished buildings which would often be discarded is also being used to help construct the new buildings as well as roads and paths on-site. By not removing this waste, numerous HGV movements have been avoided, saving not only on CO2 emissions but also reducing our impact on traffic in Farnham.

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