St John's Liverpool

St Johns, Liverpool has won a total of 3 Green Apple Awards. These awards are very prestigious and recognise environmental best practice.

Waste Management

'Even Greener'

Energy Management

'Leaner, Cleaner, Greener!'

Living Wall Project

'This is living'

Living wall

Spanning 65 metres in length, the living green wall is one of the longest in the UK and has been installed as part of a project which seeks to increase green space in urban areas, improve air quality and support health and wellbeing. The project is a result of a partnership with The Mersey Forest and is funded through the EU Horizon 2020 project Urban GreenUP.

The installation, filled with over 14,000 evergreen plants, encourages bees and other pollinators, whilst making the city centre greener and more environmentally sustainable.

Further project achievements include a significant decrease in the Centre’s overall energy consumption since project commencement:

  • Electrical energy consumption reduced by 29%.
  • Gas consumption reduced by 16%.
  • Water usage has been reduced by 11%.

These reductions enabled us to deliver a 2.5% saving on the Service Centre Charge during 2019/20 totaling £75,000; demonstrating to tenants that energy saving efforts have a tangible impact on their bottom lines.

A total of 6 free to use Electric Vehicle (EV) charging bays have been successfully added to the Centre Car Park.

We work hand in glove with all Local Authorities on their charity events and encourage the use of our assets to support this.

Media wall

In Liverpool the media wall is used annually as part of the Commemorative Day Service as well as for important events such as the Hillsborough Disaster Commemoration. Equally we support sporting successes, key anniversaries and local promotions.  The Mayor of Liverpool has personally praised us over an engagement and use of the Media Wall to support the city and is its national recognition.

Liverpool beehives

St Johns has installed a number of beehives on its roof as part of its efforts to become a more environmentally conscious organisation and to promote positive mental wellbeing among its employees.

The centre, which is once again welcoming shoppers to its 100-strong cohort of stores, has acquired two initial hives, with each containing approximately 20,000 bees which will pollinate within a three-mile radius of the site.

Bees play a critical role in preserving ecological balance and, as such, they are an important part of our wider ecosystem. Through pollination, bees have an impact on many parts of the environment, but particularly on the growth of crops, flowers and plants.

Each hive installed on St Johns’ rooftop will continue to grow, attracting up to 40,000 additional bees, and will positively contribute to the environmental generation of the local area in Liverpool.

As well as the environmental benefits of the rooftop beehives, St Johns also hopes that its new initiative will promote positive mental wellbeing among its employees, as minding bees has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety and depression.

ESG projects

Find out more about some of our recent ESG work

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