Case Studies

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FORTH VALLEY ROYAL HOSPITAL AND LARBERT WOODS

Forth Valley Royal Hospital and Larbert Woods have been accredited with the Building with Nature Full Award (Excellent). 

This modern hospital development represents a national exemplar in the design, delivery and maintenance of high quality green infrastructure for the benefit of people and wildlife, now and long into the future 

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ELDERBERRY WALK

Elderberry Walk has been awarded a Building with Nature Design Award for the entire Masterplan.

This Masterplan for 161 new homes on a brownfield site in Bristol is a fantastic example of how high quality green infrastructure can be achieved in a high density development.

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GLOUCESTER SERVICES

Gloucester Services, a north and south bound motorway service area on the M5 motorway, incorporating green infrastructure including an outdoor picnic area, play facilities and habitat provision, has been awarded a Building with Nature Full Award (Good).

Widely reputed to be the best motorway service area in the UK, Gloucester Services leads with its connection to the surrounding Cotswold landscape, and delivers a tranquil setting for the benefit of visitors and employees.

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Lower Mill Estate

Habitat First Group has been accredited with the Building with Nature Design Awards for up to 575 holiday homes in the heart of the Cotswolds. In addition, the completed phases of the development at Lower Mill Estate have been accredited with the Building with Nature Full Award (Excellent).

Lower Mill Estate provides a rich network of green infrastructure, bringing benefit to both people and wildlife through a landscape-led approach to restoring this quarry site.

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Barne Barton

Barne Barton has been accredited with a Building with Nature Design Award for a Masterplan for 204 new homes on an existing housing estate in Plymouth.

The Masterplan envisages a complete transformation of this post-war housing estate to provide a sustainable and vibrant place to live. The scheme is on track to be awarded Full Award (Excellent), which is a significant success given that the retrofitting high-quality green infrastructure into existing places is essential to creating healthy, sustainable and liveable communities fit for the challenges of the 21 century.

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Earls Green

Earls Green, a Masterplan for up to 680 new homes in South Ayrshire, is accredited with the Building with Nature Design Award for their integration of high quality green infrastructure in and around all homes in this mixed tenure development.

In addition, Stewart Milne Homes have been accredited with a Building with Nature Full Award (Good) for the completed phases of the development

 

Good Green Infrastructure

 
Well-planned networks of high-quality, multi-functional green space help enhance biodiversity, make cities more resilient and contribute to the physical and mental health of people.
— Professor Alister Scott, Chair Building with Nature Standards Board
We increasingly need to look at green infrastructure, like natural flood management and soil improvement, to support traditional flood schemes. This work will also create better places for wildlife.
— Emma Howard Boyd, Chair Environment Agency