GREEN PARK, READING
Once an area of waste land, Green Park (owned by Mapletree since 2017) was transformed in to a lush business park which nurtures not only growing and established business but a huge variety of wildlife. The 198 acres of beautiful grounds have shown how a thriving business site can be intrinsic in promoting biodiversity and is the only business park currently in the UK who has been awarded and retained the Biodiversity Benchmark Award following annual inspections.
THE BIODIVERSITY BENCHMARK AWARD
The efforts towards biodiversity have led Green Park to be accredited with The Wildlife Trusts Biodiversity Benchmark award and is the only business park to receive such an accolade. We are very proud to have received this award and praise such as:
It is great to see the commitment made by Green Park to protecting and enhancing biodiversity on their landholding. They fully deserve to have achieved the Biodiversity Benchmark on their site. – The Wildlife Trusts
COMMUNITY AROUND WILDLIFE
Our ongoing practices onsite have led to an established biodiversity working group which invites occupiers to participate in different biodiversity events and practices.
REGENT’S PLACE, LONDON
The centre of London isn’t often considered the place for biodiversity but Regent’s Place shows how you can offer a safe haven for wildlife in an urban Eden.
One of the more striking additions to Regent’s Park is the introduction of beautiful custom made insect hotels which suspend between the trees. Next to one of the busiest streets in London we want to ensure there is safe refuge to insects who might need somewhere to rest, reproduce or hibernate.
Too often the standard for city planting is very standardized, easily maintained box hedging. We believe we can do better to ensure there is a variety of plant life to encourage a variety of insects and animals on the campus.
Within a week of changing the planting scheme buff tail bumblebees and holly blue butterflies were photographed there.
Noticing the difference in wildlife around campus attracted the interest of occupiers. Nature walks and terrarium workshops have been included so the community feeling of an inclusive environment for both people and wildlife is shared around the site.