Environmentally friendly materials and systems were to be used, including;
steel roof and first floor cladding (which can be 100% re-cycled at the end of its life)
steel frame (can also be re-cycled)
timber windows and doors (carbon neutral) with water-based environmentally friendly paints (no PVC)
infiltration drainage to the car parking areas - this helps to prevent overloading drainage which has led to flooding during the last two years
rainwater harvesting for toilet flushing, grounds maintenance etc.
if practicable, solar water heating
massive insulation, reducing heating costs and carbon emissions
The scheme gained Planning Approval, along with a separate scheme for pitch floodlighting - but promised funding was withdrawn and the project could not be constructed.