Locally based Kingdom Property has become the first real estate developer in the country to achieve Green Site Platinum status for its twin tower condominium project Southpoint Pattaya.
The recognition came after its construction partner Bouygues Thai entered the site at Southpoint Pattaya into an internal global site standards assessment procedure only for it to come through the tests with flying colours.
Kingdom Property CEO Nigel Cornick (third left) and Bouygues Batiment International Deputy CEO Benoit de Ruffray (second left) pose for a photo with Bouygues Thai Technical Director, Chloe Clair (fourth right), Bouygues Thai Managing Director Jean-Marie Verbrugghe (third right), Bouygues Thai Deputy Managing Director Development and Marketing Paisal Shusang, Bouygues Thai Senior Design Manager Dr Kanokpat and Kingdom Property Director Business Development Henri Young (far left).
Bouygues Thai has an internal label called Green Site Office, which its global mother company Bouygues Batiment International established to develop best practices based on the safety and sustainability of a project’s onsite operations.
Kingdom Property Chief Executive Officer Nigel Cornick said: “We would like to think Southpoint Pattaya goes the extra yard in all aspects of its onsite operations and we are delighted the project has been awarded this honour. To be the first condominium in Thailand to be recognized in this way means a great deal to us.”
“High quality is fundamental to the way we approach business and we will continue to work to raise industry standards, and indeed our own standards while offering value to our customers. This is the ultimate benchmark for us that customers keep coming back and investing in our projects because in all aspects they are high quality developments.”
Among the sustainable energy saving solutions implemented onsite include an electrical cabinet with time clock, for day/night and weekend modes, different metering for air-conditioning to better control consumption, efficient lighting bulbs, movement sensors in toilets, solar lighting, solar protection on windows and split units installed on shadow areas.
Other solutions to enable water savings included utilizing a double flush toilet, push taps, rainwater harvesting for washing site shoes or for watering plants. Workers comfort is also taken into account with planting around the offices to make it a nicer working environment and ensuring cleanliness on site of workers and the workplace.
“All these solutions are not so difficult to set up but need to be planned in advance and followed during operation,” said Bougyues Thai Managing Director Jean-Marie Verbrugghe.
“It is easy to overlook them as not important, but I would like to congratulate Nigel and his team on this achievement and to raising awareness as to the importance of sustainable and safe working practices in construction sites in Thailand.”
Southpoint Pattaya is located on Pratumnak Hill, a short distance south of Bali Hai in Pattaya City and within walking distance of the Royal Varuna Yacht Club. The elevated four-rai freehold plot offers extensive sea views.
Unit sizes start at 30sqm studios, with one-bedroom units ranging from 41sqm to 87sqm and two-bedroom units ranging from 61sqm to 97sqm. The condominium includes a dedicated sky deck with an infinity edge lap pool and fitness centre. It also has a landscaped family zone featuring a children’s pool and playground.
For more information on the project, visit website: www.southpointpattaya.com.