In line with our commitment to increase biodiversity, we’ve designated specific re-wilding areas. The wildflowers that grow here will help our local fauna to thrive.
At Harwell, our goal is to create a campus that improves and supports the health and wellbeing of staff and visitors by utilising natural materials in our buildings through biophilic design, improving our recreational facilities, providing green & blue restorative and relaxation spaces, and offering beautiful outdoor meeting and breakout areas, enhanced with striking public art.
Towards the end of last year, four new solar-powered pods were installed on Campus to offer staff and visitors the opportunity to meet and collaborate in an alternative outdoor setting.
A Landscape Design Group was established, including botanical support from Adam Frost, with a brief to enhance the parkland and garden character of the Campus with diverse species. Last year we achieved the following goals around the campus –
– Wildflower meadows were created around the Quad Two development.
– Landscaping design around HQ included climate resilient species, fruit trees and plants as well as a bug hotel.
– Zeus was designed and developed to maximise tree preservation and to integrate the nearby pond in its landscape setting.
– BEPO was connected to the natural habitats adjacent to the site through planting and wildflowers sowing.