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68 | S P SETIA BERHAD GROUP | Annual Report 2014

corporate responsibility

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

2

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

voluntary activities.

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