- We are situated on a leafy 22-acre estate that supports a variety of flora with 60 different species of tree, including an ancient beech listed by the Woodland Trust.
- Our Peace Garden offers a tranquil space for reflection and relaxation.
- The campus supports breeding newts & frogs and associated pond life, a bee colony, nesting squirrels, and multiple species of birds including blackbirds, robins, longtail tits, blue tits and great tits.
- We are a Hedgehog Friendly Campus (Silver accreditation).
- We compost plant material and produce leaf mould from autumn leaves, all of which is mulched into flower beds, borders and tubs.
- Eight mini-meadows have been created on campus to support biodiversity. Current inhabitants include bee orchids, cowslips, buttercups, clover and all manner of other flowers and wild grasses.
Our Built Environment
From planning a new building to refurbishing an existing building, we systematically minimise environmental impact by assessing all projects for sustainability. One or more of our most recent four building projects have incorporated:
- Photovoltaic cells
- Rainwater harvesting
- Solar thermal hot water generation
- Underfloor heating, incorporating air source heat pumps
- Natural ventilation features such as windcatchers and automatic window opening and closing
- High levels of thermal insulation
- Automatic lighting controls and LED lighting
- Desktop building management systems for the easy control of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning
- Water restrictors on taps to reduce water consumption