Who we are and what we
are all about at Be Well Barn…
From site creation we have utilised sustainable and recyclable construction materials. We’ve strived to work with local companies, from designers to fabrications and installers who have helped us achieve a low carbon footprint input aiming to towards our eco-friendly goal. The site will be heated via renewable air source heat pump technology in conjunction with underfloor heating.
Our cardio equipment, provided by SA Green Fitness Ltd in the fitness pods will be self-powering meaning that it won’t require mains input to operate, giving ours pods users’ sustainable cardio workouts while minimising operational power needs.
In the short term we are reliant on mains power, however within five years it is our commitment to invest in solar thermal and photovoltaic panels with battery storage to enable us to be self-sufficient in energy consumption with a carbon neutral operational basis going forwards. EV charging points will also be incorporated into our car park to help us encourage members travelling to us to do so in an eco-conscious manner.
To complement our sustainability credentials, we have several environmental enhancement features being put in place. These will benefit the local environment and its ecosystems. During construction we have used excess topsoil to form a 3m wide beetle bank along our southern perimeter – this will benefit beetles and insects which can utilise the neighbouring crops for their foraging success. Among our other efforts are wildflower areas which we will incorporate around the activity areas providing habitats for bees, butterflies, and birdlife.
Our tree planting initiative linked to membership acquisition will be in full swing within our first year of opening doors to the public. This will further benefit the environment while helping us to balance our carbon emission, while enabling members to participate by planting a tree either here at Be Well Barn or even at home.
Down the line our site development plans are to create a natural swimming lake for natural swimming enjoyment and cold-water therapies. This will in turn provide significant biodiversity as it will support multiple forms of aquatic life and general wildlife.
Overall Be Well Barn Ltd strives to fuse human wellbeing with environmental benefit for a sustainable future.