68 | S P SETIA BERHAD GROUP | Annual Report 2014
III. business Review
On the international front, the Battersea
Power Station project in London continues
to champion S P Setia’s ECO living concept
with the promised creation of an estimated
17,000 jobs for the surrounding community
upon completion. On top of that, the
Battersea Power Station will have its own
on-site Learning Academy to provide training
and accreditation for the community.
In terms of heritage conservation, every
historically important element of the
Power Station has been catalogued and
photographed to ensure the restoration is as
precise as possible.The original brick supplier
has been contacted and commissioned to
re-create identical bricks for the wall repairs
while the ornate glass ceiling of the Control
Room and ceramic tiles of the turbine halls
are being professionally repaired.
Besides that, a Community Charter has been
written to capture all the specific measures
being introduced to underpin a strong sense
of community between new homeowners
and existing neighbours. Battersea
Power Station will boast 564 affordable
homes as well as medical centres, police
accommodation and a nursery.
The development will be served by its own
Energy Centre which will provide heating,
hot water and cooling, thus saving 6000
tonnes of CO
per year in the process.
The Energy Centre has been designed so
that it can serve neighbouring buildings in
Nine Elms as the Power Station did when
it was in operation. Vapour from the Energy
Centre will be exhausted via two of the four
chimneys when they have been rebuilt.
New habitats are being created for the wide
range of established wildlife, including a
bespoke nesting tower for the peregrine
falcons. At least 25,000 sq. metres of roofs
will be green, brown or bio-roofs. Across the
site there will be roughly 20 acres of open
space with special provision for wildlife such
as foraging habitat and wildflower planting.
S P Setia is also committed to giving
back to the Environment through
Besides its focus on sustainable
developments and green products, S P Setia
is also committed to giving back to the
environment through voluntary activities.
The Group supported tree-planting
activities organised by Dewan Bandaraya
Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) to make Taman
Metropolitan Batu in Kepong an “Orchard in
the City” by sponsoring RM20,000 worth
of seedlings and fruit trees. In addition,
Team Setia also volunteered to plant 120
fruit tree seedlings in the said orchard.
In 2014, S P Setia was awarded the
Malaysia Green Building Confederation
(MGBC) Leadership in Sustainability
Award, which is presented to organisations
with exemplary leadership in promoting
the green agenda, having projects fully
completed and awarded final GBI (Green
Building Index) certification. This award
speaks volume of S P Setia’s commitment
to the environment.
Battersea Power Station