PEAK is the phased development of an international scale tourism and leisure destination strategically located on the eastern boundary of the Peak District National Park. It is to be an all year gateway resort set in 300 acres of reclaimed parkland.
PEAK is a collection of things connected to a smart infrastructure. Hotels, lodges, restaurants, bas, shops, leisure and wellness facilities all link together in a drive towards carbon net zero. At its core is a ‘green’ transport system connecting visitors to the National Park and wider region. Ensuring low pollution is especially important at a site like PEAK because of its proximity to the National Park.
In line with Summit Resort and Development’s sustainability agenda, the construction compound, machines and equipment will be fuelled with HVO. In addition, all vehicles delivering fuel to the site, and all construction vehicles in the vicinity will run on HVO. The site will have a 35,000-litre tank to hold the fuel, in order to reduce emissions resulting from fuel deliveries to a site.
As one of the UK’s largest privately funded construction projects, this proves how easy it is for large-scale sites to instantly cut their emissions and protect local air quality with small and strategic changes.
Sources: https://www.peakliaison.co.uk/aboutpeak/ and Biofuels-news (23rd November 2020)