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intu Costa del Sol - the benchmark for sustainability

Our new shopping resort at intu Costa del Sol will be our most sustainable shopping centre yet. From the planning phase onward our designs include the latest in inclusive and sustainable development, which will go far beyond legal requirements and will incorporate the latest technological advances in energy efficiency, water use and sustainable construction.

The shopping resort will meet, and where possible exceed, all the requirements of ISO 14001 and IS0 50001, and other internationally recognised standards such as BREEAM.

Two major areas of our sustainability strategy for intu Costa del Sol are respect for the environment both during construction and operation, and the social and economic benefits. We want the centre to have a positive impact on the local community, to enhance local economic development and create strong links with the community. The centre will generate about 5,500 direct and indirect jobs and we are committed to supporting local employment.

The 175,000 sq m site will draw in visitors from across the region, and we are committed to mitigating the environmental impact the centre will have. Our objective will be to conserve the previously existing biodiversity of native species and to increase the biodiversity and ecology of the area. The approved plans demonstrate a landscape based on sustainability and environmental conservation criteria, where vegetation, habitats and water use are considered together.