This project shows how sustainable and holistic landscape management practices can create a process that removes the tension between natural areas of landscape and formal/highly managed grounds whilst still delivering core business and maintaining a campus of exceptional external shared spaces.
Biodiversity Plans are delivered alongside formal elite sporting facilities as the world joint number one for sporting facilities alongside ongoing development of the estate. Our sporting prestige is a direct result of the combined passion and ambition of all those associated with sport at Loughborough. There’s an atmosphere of determination on campus and a will to succeed that pervades all our activities – our management of the facilities and grounds reflects this.
Gold winners in the Small City Category for East Midlands in Bloom for the last three years and for Britain in Bloom, Silver Gilt in 2014 and Gold in 2016 proves there is an ongoing commitment to deliver an outstanding estate.
Top 3 learnings:
1 Collaboration amongst teams and colleagues is key.
2 Social and community benefits have been significant and highly rewarding.
3 The facilities are critical to the student experience and their learning and wellbeing.