Whether it is acres of parkland, accessible sports grounds or public gardens, green spaces feature prominently throughout our projects. Aside from their ecological benefits, they play a vital role in bringing people together.
We are firm believers in developing a green infrastructure that improves the local environment and contributes to the recreational value of the area, resulting in a more attractive, accessible and safe place for all residents and visitors to enjoy.
This has resulted in the creation of large areas of parkland on a number of our projects, providing local residents with extensive walking and cycling routes, play areas and nature centres. The SANG (Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace) at Prince Philip Park, for example, is the third largest in the UK and features walking, running and cycle routes, heathlands, play areas, bridal paths and a visitor centre. Similarly, the masterplan for Heyford Park includes the creation of a 70-acre linear park with view-tower, heritage centre, walking trails and a zipline over the original RAF runway. There will also be 17 acres of new sports fields and over 100 acres of natural ecological space for nesting birds, reptiles and other local protected species.
Where possible, we also strive to weave buildings around public garden spaces, and include shared public gardens and village greens throughout our residential and commercial zones.