Blooming and Learning

Hampshire-based Wildflower Turf has provided the University of York with a biodiverse boost to newly-built campus facilities.
At the start of the project, the University developed a biodiversity plan and the project’s landscape contractors, J Palmer Landscapes, commissioned Wildflower Turf to provide a wildflower solution to enhance the existing natural environment.
Wildflower Turf (which recently expanded operations to include a new growing site in Yorkshire), worked closely with the University’s landscape partners to enhance the area around the recently completed Piazza Learning Centre.
More than 1,800m² of Wildflower Turf’s unique Native Enriched Turf product was installed in November 2017, and the wildflowers provide a wonderful, aesthetically pleasing space. As well as requiring little maintenance, the Native Enriched Wildflower Turf contains more than 50 different native and naturalised species and will help the project qualify for excellent BREEAM standards.
Situated within a picturesque lakeside setting, the Centre is sympathetic to the natural landscape and fully accessible to the University of York’s student population. The new building contains learning spaces and facilities for those living and studying on the University’s Campus East.
Other key parties involved with this project include Interserve Construction Ltd (Design & Build contractors), Race Cottam Associates, (Architects), J Palmer Landscapes (Landscape contractors), and Martin Woolley Landscape Architects.

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