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University of Bradford praised for gold standard of green spaces

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The University of Bradford has been named the university with the best green spaces in Yorkshire.

As well as coming top in its category, the University took home its sixth gold standard award at the annual Yorkshire in Bloom ceremony in York.

Judges commented on the horticultural design of the whole area, noting the detailed planning which has gone into the campus.

Richard Cook, Head of Landscape Services at the University of Bradford said: “We are absolutely delighted to come top in our category at the Yorkshire in Bloom awards and also receive a Gold standard award for the sixth time. The whole team work extremely hard to maintain our campus for staff, students and visitors to enjoy. We strive to create not only a beautiful space, but an environment that is eco-friendly and full of life.

“We pride ourselves on leading by example and have visited many other organisations to share best practice on creating and embracing a sustainable campus. We are extremely proud to have received this award again and to win the overall category.”

The University has also recently celebrated receiving its fifth Green Flag Award, which is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

The University is among a record-breaking 1,970 UK parks and green spaces and 131 in thirteen other countries around the world, that have received a prestigious Green Flag Award– the mark of a quality park or green space.

From the sustainability features to the edible campus, the University of Bradford is one of the greenest in the world.*

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