Thakeham Takes Sustainable Community Creation Mission to the Country

Thakeham has confirmed it is attending all three political conferences this year to engage with key decision makers about the issue of sustainable community creation.

In previous years, we have attended and exhibited as a business at the Liberal Democrat and Conservative Party Conferences, together with the cross-party Local Government Association Conference. This year, we are attending all three major conferences as a delegate at the online Liberal Conference (past) and as an exhibitor and fringe event host at the Labour Conference (25-29 September) in Brighton and the Conservative Party Conference (3-5 October) in Manchester.

Working together towards a unified goal

At the Liberal Democrat, Labour and Conservative Conferences, we will be hosting a range of fringe events; featuring roundtable discussions on creating the future communities and delivering the Zero Carbon homes we need.  As a business, we already work with a range of stakeholders, including political parties to promote sustainable development. We are proud members of the HBF’s Future Homes Taskforce, playing a leading role in the industry’s quest to become zero carbon, and the first UK Housebuilder to make commitments on the UN’s SME Climate Hub ‘Race to Zero’ Campaign.

Rob Boughton, CEO of Thakeham, said:

Here at Thakeham, we thrive on debating the crucial issues that will shape the sustainable communities of the future. We are attending the conferences to listen and share our best insights on the zero carbon construction processes and sustainable working practices we are pioneering.

Thinking forwards to a better future

In 2020, Thakeham launched a new three-fold crusade to become Carbon Neutral by 2025. Specifically, Thakeham pledged that every home will be zero carbon in lifetime operation; that each home built will be carbon neutral in production, and, Thakeham Group as a whole will also be zero carbon. In addition to this, we have pledged that every development by 2025 will deliver at least 20% biodiversity net gain. On one of out sites, The Surrey Wildlife Trust’s post-completion survey confirmed that the Martingales development delivered a 41.38% biodiversity net gain. 

Rob Boughton, CEO of Thakeham, said:

Helping address the UK’s housing crisis goes beyond the usual political divide, with all three major political parties committed to delivering more homes for future generations. With our industry-leading commitments, we want to be part of that conversation at all the main party conferences.

To read more about our Sustainability Strategy, please click here.

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