Nottingham campuses are among the greenest spaces in Britain

July 28th, 2015

The University of Nottingham has secured a prestigious Green Flag award for both its Jubilee and University Park campuses — for the third year in a row.

Nottingham was the first university to be awarded a Green Flag in 2003 for University Park, and it has continued to rack them up every year since. This is the third year that Jubilee has also received the accolade.

The University is among a record-breaking 1,582 parks and green spaces that will receive a prestigious Green Flag Award today — the mark of a quality park or green space.

Recognising the best

The award recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities. It is handed out by environmental charity Tidy Britain.

Any Nolan, Director of Sustainability at The University of Nottingham said: “We’re delighted to have been awarded a Green Flag for both Jubilee and University Park Campuses once again. It confirms the high quality of our campuses, our commitment to sustainable development, biodiversity and, most importantly, for the enjoyment of our students, staff and visitors. We know how important the quality of our campuses is to them all.”

Exceptional space

The 120 hectares University Park campus is renowned for its large leafy campus and is one of the big draws for prospective students. Highlights include Highfields Lake, large areas of long-established woodland, Lenton Firs rock garden and the tranquil Millennium Garden.

Jubilee Campus was established in 1999 on a former industrial site and has been transformed into an environmentally-friendly campus with lakes, open green spaces and unique architecture.

Earlier this year the University was also named the world’s most sustainable university for the second year in a row in the Greenmetric 2015 league table.

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