On behalf of client Gazeley, McLaren Group International are pleased to announce that its recently completed 65,000 sqm industrial and office facility in Jafza South, Dubai has won the prestigious, globally recognised LEED Gold certification.

The green initiatives employed on this project are projected to deliver a net operational saving of AED 883,530 per year and reduce water consumption by 1.16 billion litres per year. Delivered in just 34 weeks, 50 per cent faster than is typical for a project of this nature and size, this project has achieved the Trakhees EHS Green Building approval and has achieved United States Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED version3 rating system.

Phil Pringle, Managing Director, Construction & UAE for McLaren Group International said: “We are very proud to have played our part in enabling these efficiencies for our client and winning this prestigious award. Commitment to sustainable development is integral within our CSR objectives, and as a Group, McLaren has a strong track record in the delivery of best practice sustainable projects in the UK and internationally”.

Nick Cook, Senior Vice President, Development & Commercial, Gazeley, said: “Gazeley are delighted to have achieved the LEED Gold award on the recently developed logistics facility in Jebel Ali, Dubai. We continue to develop build to suit projects for our customers that are not only cheaper to run and maintain, but also have a reduced impact on the environment”.

The client’s environmental targets for this building were stringent; including a 22 per cent saving in the annual energy consumption, a 35 per cent reduction in the overall annual fresh water consumption and a reduction in carbon emissions generated in the on-site power plants by a minimum of 1300 tonnes per annum.

To meet these standards, McLaren instigated a sustainable construction management plan which covered erosion, sedimentation and dust control management plan, as well as an excavated soil and storm water management plan. Collection and segregation of waste was prioritised to minimise environmental impact during the construction process and recycled materials were used in construction.