Follingsby Max represents an innovative approach to the delivery of high quality blue green infrastructure within commercial development. It demonstrates that through genuine public private partnership working, the strong policy vision for enhancing the natural environment has been embedded within the project’s design and delivery. This has been facilitated by a willing developer and the effective cooperation of the project team. It has transformed the site constraints into natural capital assets creating a unique commercial offer. The project’s environmental credentials provide a high bench mark for future development along the River Don corridor and within the wider River Tyne Catchment.