Creating sustainable communities
Formed in 2010 Eco-Bos is a joint venture between Orascom Development and Imerys to develop a series of sustainable communities in Cornwall.
The venture was originally conceived as part of the UK government’s Eco-Town competition to promote the growth of sustainable communities.
The Eco-Bos vision to rehabilitate land that was formerly used for mineral extraction and processing champions the aspirations for a new breed of town with sustainable living at its heart.
With a pipeline of around 5,000 properties in Cornwall, Eco-Bos is committed to the long-term, creating beautiful homes in thriving communities, enhancing the stunning natural landscape and celebrating the Cornish past while helping to create a new greener future.
Orascom Development Holding is a leading developer of fully integrated towns, with 30 years of experience and a proven track record of sustainable development, including hotels, private villas and apartments, leisure facilities such as golf courses, marinas and supporting infrastructure.
The Group’s diversified portfolio of destinations is spread over seven countries (Egypt, UAE, Oman, Switzerland, Morocco, Montenegro and United Kingdom), with primary focus on touristic destinations. The Group currently operates 9 destinations; four in Egypt (El Gouna, Taba Heights, Makadi Heights, and Fayoum), The Cove in the United Arab Emirates, Jebel Sifah and Hawana Salalah in Oman, Luštica Bay in Montenegro and Andermatt in Switzerland. Orascom Development is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.
ODH currently owns a land bank of 101.0 million sqm of which 17.0 million sqm is completed and a comprehensive hospitality portfolio of 7,197 rooms, which are either self-managed by Orascom Hotels Management or by third-party hotel managers under management contracts.
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World leader in mineral-based specialities for industry, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to a great number of industries, ranging from process manufacturing to consumer goods.
With a long history in Cornwall Imerys still employs just under 1,000 members of staff locally and extracts up to a million tons of China clay annually.
The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in materials science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations.
Imerys contributes essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, adsorption and water repellency. Imerys meets ambitious targets to develop responsibly, focusing on people, the environment and corporate governance.