20 May 2022
Biodiversity – a single word with complex action plans. For us at Frasers Property, protecting and cultivating our local ecosystems is critical as a multinational real estate company big on sustainability that includes our ambitious goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions across the entire value chain by 2050.
From tree planting at our new industrial park in Vietnam to developing a ‘Bio-organic Centre’ in Thailand, we make it our role to actively mind nature’s bee-ness, much in line with this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity with a focus on ‘Building a Shared Future for All Life’.
Let’s take a deeper look at our latest initiatives.
A BUZZING WELCOME AT KEPERRA
New Age Residential & Community
Say hello to our 200,000 new bee-sy residents at Keperra in Queensland, Australia!
Partnering with Bee One Third, we have integrated 12 beehives into our residential community that produces about 320kg of honey each year for our residents to enjoy.
The 48.7-hectare site at Keperra will be transformed into a sustainable masterplanned community that supports its natural biodiversity.
Did you know that bees are nature’s best pollinators and play an integral role in curating a healthy food system? While the bees are hard at work, we’re doing our part too – 45% of the space at Keperra is dedicated to regenerating the former quarry and celebrating the natural attributes of the location.
LEAF-ING LUSH SPACES AT MARL
Green Industrial Park
Nestled amongst physical chemical and asphalt plants as well as food and furniture warehouses at Marl in Germany, we decided to make full use of the outdoor space by connecting and extending to an adjacent forest.
The careful addition of nature within an industrial site makes our industrial property home to a diverse range of indigenous plants and animals. It also provides a cooling effect on hot summer days and plays an integral role during heavy downpours by absorbing a high volume of rainfall to replenish the local aquifer.
SEEDING A NATURE HABITAT AT FRASERS PARK EGELSBACH
State-of-the-art Logistics Centre
At Frasers Park Egelsbach in Germany, we have worked with an industry-leading professional in the field to transform a traditional logistics space into a nature habitat with special flower seed mixtures.
The new nature habitat is well-protected from neophytes and invasive plants, while maintaining the biodiversity of local flora. Our property resembles a mini Garden of Eden with a thriving community of insects and bees, and is especially popular with birds and our occupiers.
AT ONE WITH NATURE & PEOPLE AT ONE BANGKOK
A World-Class Integrated City District set amongst open park space
Located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand, the upcoming mega development by Frasers Property, larger than New York City’s Hudson Yards will consist of office towers, retail precincts, luxury apartments and world-class hotels including the city’s first St Regis and Andaz projects is certainly no urban jungle.
At the core of One Bangkok’s masterplan is expansive open spaces that will be home for 178 species of trees, shrubs, and groundcovers to blend and extend the green canopy cover of Lumphini Park next door. In fact, around 42,000m2 of green areas will be set aside, equivalent to six football fields!
This sensitivity and use of biophilia is intended to enrich urban biodiversity and provide a welcoming and relaxing respite to the hustle and bustle of the city of more than 10 million people.
A SHARED ECOSYSTEM FOR THE FUTURE
As we continue to stay true to our Purpose – Inspiring experiences, creating spaces for good – we’re mindful of our every little action and interaction with nature. Let’s work together to build a shared future for all life – no matter how big or small, wherever our properties are!
We will need everyone’s help to decarbonise and achieve net-zero in our lifetimes, so join us as we journey towards greater sustainability.