The leading infrastructure group Balfour Beatty, has delivered some of the UK’s best-recognised projects, including the Channel Tunnel, The London 2012 Aquatics Centre and Crossrail.
Aside from pioneering new technologies and infrastructure, they are committed to building sustainably, investing in the local community and ensure their work improves the lives of others.
Looking to become a leader in sustainability, the firm engaged with Acre to source a Sustainability Manager with the right skillset to oversee the delivery of East Wick & Sweetwater, a flagship scheme in the Olympic Park.
The landmark mixed-use development is a seven-year project, creating two brand-new postcodes in East London, comprising 1500 homes (450 affordable), leisure facilities, business space, green spaces, a library and a health centre.
The project required 150 sustainability KPIs from Balfour Beatty’s client London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), with a long-term need to add environmental and social value in the region.
Acre devised an exclusive month-long search to find a candidate with unique, major project experience, strong influencing skills and a firm understanding of commercials.
The 150 sustainability KPIs set out by LLDC is the highest ever of any UK development, and because very few candidates had experience of many of these, Acre was chosen for its wide-ranging expertise.
Acre successfully delivered a stand-out professional whose passion and skillset will help Balfour Beatty continue their ambition to position sustainability at the heart of what they do and the solutions they provide their customers.