Sustainability & Social Good
Since our inception, we have challenged ourselves to deliver adaptable, sustainable spaces that work towards a future of outstanding care.
Sustainability drives each Prime development to create a positive imprint on the planet and enable people to access a healthier life. We believe we have a responsibility to develop this influence even further: through our supply chain, partnerships, and across the communities we serve.
Building a future of environmental wellbeing requires action right now, which is why we’ve introduced a series of sustainable targets. These goals support our commitment to outstanding care, now and in the future, contributing to a healthy environment for everyone.
Delivering our first net-zero embodied carbon development project on-site in 2023.
To be carbon neutral (Scope 1 and 2 emissions) by the end of 2022.
Offsetting the carbon footprint (scope 1 and 2) we’ve already made in our 25 years of operating.
Development projects have a biodiversity net gain of 10% by the end of 2022, rising to
15% for projects starting in 2024.
Sustainability in motion with Prime
See how we are contributing to a better planet, sustainable spaces and healthier communities.
Prime creates flexible and adaptable spaces through conscious design and sustainable construction. We have been applying the leading sustainability assessment method, BREEAM, to our developments for over two decades, reaching ‘excellent’ standards in brownfield site management.
Our continued commitment to drive sustainability across each Prime development is embodied by the businesses we work with, the materials we use, our supply chain and the lives we impact. From the land we build on, the energy it takes to construct, and the finish of our developments, each project in our portfolio is designed to deliver sustainable health and care environments now and in the long-term.
We believe outstanding care is only possible when the creation of health and care spaces considers the people that will use them. But as communities develop and grow, health and care environments need to adapt too.
Prime makes a positive contribution to the environment by designing projects that enhance location, landscape and flow of physical spaces. Informed by recent research, our spaces have a positive impact on the mental and physical wellbeing of the people who interact with them. Our commitment to enhancing lives and communities is embodied by Prime Foundation – a charity that supports social projects in places we work in throughout the UK.
Explore our commitments in action
Take a deeper look into how we build environmentally conscious developments. From ecological timber solutions and increasing biodiversity to sustainable land use and electric vehicle charging points – our projects are delivering healthier practices for people and our planet.
With a convenient location next to Junction 1 of the M271, the new UHS staff park and ride...
Taking urgent action to transform a city’s healthcare facilities...
A complex location challenge unlocked by Prime that regenerated a derelict area....
Our sustainability journey
Find out how we’re helping to care for people and planet with our approach to sustainable development – decreasing environmental impact whilst delivering high quality projects.
3rd August 2022Prime’s new podcast explores the COVID-19 pandemic, testing and innovation with the University Hospital of Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
13th July 2022Prime’s new podcast explores the health and care high street
1st April 2022In a landscape shaped by COVID-19, Prime’s new podcast explores crucial and evolving space for change in health and care