Bullring and Grand Central are Hammerson-operated shopping centres. As a business, we aim to create retail destinations that deliver net positive impacts economically, socially and environmentally, through leading-edge design, operational efficiency and a culture of respect and responsibility. By 2030 we will be a Net Positive company for carbon, resource use, water and socio-economic impacts.
Follow the Hammerson journey here, with access to key documents, our latest performance data and updates on our company initiatives.
At Bullring and Grand Central we are working with Hammerson to reduce our environmental impacts.
In 2018 Bullring saved 3% on our energy consumption, which is the equivalent to making 6,467,558 cups of tea.
In 2019, we will use a rainwater harvesting tank to provide water for our cleaning activities on site.
In 2018 Bullring recycled 82% of our waste. The rest was used for energy generation - we send nothing to landfill.
In 2019, we will continue to explore new ways to reuse and recycle our waste including coffee cup recycling.
In 2018 Grand Central saved 24% on our energy consumption, which is the equivalent to making 36,304,180 cups of tea.
In 2018 Grand Central saved -13% on our water consumption per visitor, equivalent to 1.4 Olympic pools!
In 2018 Grand Central recycled 96% of our waste. The rest was used for energy generation - we send nothing to landfill.
Our key projects in 2019 include:
- Working with local tech start-up companies to further understand energy consumption in our centres and find new ways to reduce it.
- We will analyse water consumption using new smart meters
- Working with our retailers, we will see to maximise recycling rates and explore new ways to handle our waste
Clean Air Zone
As part of ongoing strategies for environmental change, Birmingham City Council are hosting a public consultation regarding their Clean Air Zone proposals. The Clean Air Zone (CAZ) is due to be implemented through a phased approach by 2020.
We support environmental strategies as part of the Hammerson Positive Places initiative, however the Clean Air Zone will have a direct impact on the city centre and you can find out more on the CAZ website here.