Urban&Civic, the UK’s leading master developer of large-scale strategic sites, has appointed Richard Quartermaine as its head of sustainability.
He will be responsible for the implementation of its bespoke sustainability framework across the business and driving the company’s commitment to continually improve its sustainable impact throughout all operations.
Quartermaine joins Urban&Civic from Hammerson, where he was the company’s environmental manager for eight years, delivering its ‘net-positive’ strategy across asset improvements and mixed-use developments.
Before that, Quartermaine worked as a sustainability consultant for seven years, developing strategies for commercial buildings and authoring best-practice industry guidance.
In Quartermaine’s new role, he will develop Urban&Civic’s strategic approach to sustainability through the implementation of its sustainability framework, which formalises the importance the company places on building quality communities that bring people together while protecting the environment now and for future generations.
Urban&Civic’s focus is on ensuring
that each of its developments respond effectively to three universal challenges: climate change, biodiversity, and health and well-being.
As a master developer, Urban&Civic works closely with local authorities to create high-quality public infrastructure, including schools, community facilities and green spaces at large-scale strategic sites, before introducing house builders to develop individual parcels of land. By front-loading the creation of community infrastructure, Urban&Civic aims to create sustainable, vibrant and attractive new communities.