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Residential areas with added social value
September 12, 2023

Stricter on ourselves than what is required by law

Early September, entrepreneurial platform Bloovi published an interview with Revive founder Nicolas Bearelle about the motivation behind Revive and the vision of what we believe corporate social responsibility means. For all our projects – including WATT The Health – we want to create residential neighbourhoods that meet the very strictest dark-green sustainability criteria. From the beginning, sustainability has been one of the main drivers behind the creation of Revive, but it is also an elastic concept in which many degrees of effort are possible. It is, to a greater or lesser extent, a topic for every entrepreneur. We make a strong case for going even further than what the law requires us to do.

Legislation is always behind what our society really needs, so you have to get ahead of the existing rules.

Nicolas Bearelle

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A happy residential neighborhood is a social residential neighborhood

Responsible entrepreneurship is not limited to ecology and energy-efficient building and living. Building a strong social fabric is important. In addition to housing, we also build collective spaces. In each neighbourhood, for example, we make a community barn available to the residents. We employ two full-time impact managers, who continue to support the community for two years after the completion of a new project to build the social fabric. That doesn’t just grow by itself, you really have to help create it.

Our colleague Julie Daelman is the point of contact within Revive for WATT The Health. She is managing everything today and will remain on board after completion.