National award for Boots Library roof garden

NTU has scooped a national award for the Boots Library roof garden, receiving a 'Highly Commended' Love Parks Innovation Award.

Nottingham Trent University's Environment Team scooped a national award on 17 March for the Boots Library roof garden on the City site. The team won 'Highly Commended' for the Love Parks Innovation Award.

The garden, on the fourth floor of the Boots Library, comes complete with a student-designed planting scheme, can accommodate up to 60 people and even offers Wi-Fi to NTU students and staff, making it a great place to work or take a break. All materials used on site are from sustainable sources and plants were chosen to encourage wildlife to this city centre location.

Chris Pryke-Hendy, NTU's Environmental Projects Officer said: "We feel humbled to have been nominated alongside such a committed and talented community of green space innovators. These are all people who understand what NTU is coming to learn; that innovative green spaces in urban environments have an enormous power to bring life and vitality to their surroundings. We are honoured that our Greening the City project has been deemed worthy of recognition amongst all these other great projects."

The Love Parks Awards are run by Keep Britain Tidy, who also manage the Green Flag scheme for parks and open spaces across the UK. The awards were held in Nottingham's Council House with nine separate awards handed out on the night.

National award for Boots Library roof garden

Published on 23 March 2016
  • Category: Environment

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