Mon Trésor Development in Mauritius
head and shoulders portrait of Carol Somper sustainable development consultant

Carol Somper International Planning


Omnicane’s Mon Trésor Development in Mauritius has achieved BREEAM Communities interim certification.

This is the first Interim Certificate that has been awarded in the southern hemisphere for BREEAM Communities.

This site is part of wider 60 year mixed-use development program for the area and is located in the South East of Mauritius and south of the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (SSR) International Airport. Mon Trésor is set to become a modern, sustainable community with a balanced mix of employment, generating business activity for the island and a new residential centre.

Carol as the BREEAM Communities project assessor working with Omnicane's sustainability consultant Ecosis, held a development workshop for the team whilst in Mauritius; and made a keynote presentation about BREEAM Communities for Smart Cities to the Green Building Council of Mauritius in 2016. Phase 1 of the development achieved a Final Certificate rating of "Very Good" in the summer of 2017.

Carol Somper presnting BREEAM Communities interim certificate to Omnicane CEO Jacques d'Unienville

Carol presenting the BREEAM Communities Interim Certificate to Jacques d'Unienville, Omnicane's CEO at the Press Launch in Mauritius.


As an experienced licensed BREEAM Communities Assessor/Auditor listed in GreenBookLive (BRE Global), Carol understands the process and technical issues covered by the scheme.

BREEAM Communities is a site-wide sustainability assessment method, providing a framework through which the economic, environmental and social sustainability of the plans for large scale developments can be improved, measured and certified.