• 15 June 2016

Waterman celebrates Environment Week

Waterman’s Landscape and Building Services specialists helped to celebrate Environment Week recently by supporting a special exhibition at St Peters Church in Harrogate.

Working with Seven Architecture, The Landscape Institute and St Peters Church, the team set up a display to promote the sustainable use of land and buildings in support of the environmental charity A Rocha UK. The exhibition showcased a number of Waterman projects including the exciting Albert Street leisure and retail development on behalf of 4Urban. This Harrogate town centre project has incorporated a number of sustainable building measures into the project including careful design to ensure the sensitive integration of the new development into the Harrogate Conservation Area.

Wendy Wright, Associate Director of Waterman Landscape Planning and Design team said: “Many organisations across England and Wales, in particular the Church of England are taking steps within their dioceses in caring for the environment and working with A Rocha UK to support a number of key environmental projects. Our display presents a snapshot of the ways we can be inspired collectively to conserve and enhance our land and building resources during the development process as landscape architects, architects, surveyors and engineers. Hopefully the ideas and projects that were on display showed how we can all inspire responsible environmental stewardship not only in our daily working lives but through the actions of others.”

The team also served tea and home-made cakes at the event which helped to raise nearly £800 for the Church to support the homeless in the local area.

Harrogate is also a town set to bid for hosting the Great Exhibition in 2018 as part of George Osbourne’s plans for the ‘northern powerhouse’. The two month exhibition will celebrate the best of the north of England’s culture, art and design. The first great exhibition was held in 1851 including the specially commissioned ‘crystal palace’ in London’s Hyde Park, which attracted six million visitors. Other towns and cities are competing for the Great Exhibition in 2018 including Preston, Gateshead, Bradford and Whitehaven.

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