Sustainability

We recognise the impact our operation has on the environment and work progressively to follow responsible business practice in all facets of our operation.

Considered refurbishment

As a building developed over forty years we focus on managing responsible practices in the upgrade, replacement and refurbishment of existing facilities as and when opportunities arise.

Store refurbishments, building repairs and maintenance provide many opportunities for the introduction of sustainable materials and energy saving technology.

Recycling

We’re committed to recycling. In 2014, we recycled 378 tonnes of waste, which is 98.7% of waste produced. All of our waste electrical and electronic equipment is disposed of in accordance with government guidelines and regulations.

We constantly review new opportunities as waste process facilities are developed by specialist waste service businesses.

Heating and lighting

The centre’s heating and lighting levels are computer controlled to minimise energy consumption. The majority of lighting used in the centre is low energy with LED systems recently introduced in some areas for even better performance. During 2014 we replaced all of the car park lighting with LED. Our total electricity consumption for 20189 was 107,579kWh less than 2017!

Water

Water consumption is actively monitored, in 2018 we used 3,438m3, 1.5% less than in 2017!

Green

Since September 2013 we have achieved zero waste to landfill. In 2018 we produced 289 tonnes of waste (1% less than 2017) all of which was diverted from landfill.
Our electricity consumption for 2018 was 954,520 Kwh, 6.5% less that 2017… Plus we now have 10 FREE TO USE electric vehicle charging bays in our car park!
Did you know we have our very own bee colonies on our roof? Bees affect many aspects of modern life and with numbers in decline we our doing our upmost to protect and grow numbers locally. Plus the honey is good too…

Entertainment

We provide free entertainment for children and adults alike during school holidays and on keys dates throughout the year.

Helping the local retail sector

We take a lead role in supporting City Centre events and initiatives, providing funding for events such Preston Guild and the Christmas Light Switch.

The Centre Manager regularly participates in various City Centre committees including Preston BID.