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New interactive tree trail for University of Manchester

Today sees the launch of a new interactive Tree Trail commissioned by the University of Manchester to encourage people to get outdoors and discover more about the trees around them. The project is led by the University’s Environmental Sustainability team and has been designed to inspire people to to learn something new about the trees […]

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What is Landscape Management?

Landscape Management is the care of land to ensure that landscapes fulfil the needs and aspirations of present and future communities in an effective and sustainable manner.  What role does National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) have? The NPPF plays a key role in landscape management.  With the drive towards no net biodiversity loss as a result […]

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Bats – Survey Season Ends Soon!

Our Ecology team have been busy completing bat surveys as we come to the end of the season when climatic conditions are conducive to bat activity; normally April through September. Did you know? All 18 species of bat native to the UK are legally protected through their inclusion in Annex II of the EC Habitats […]

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Portraying the Unbuilt

Just a few of the most recent CGIs completed by our amazing Digital Imagery team at Urban Green. By creating the most visually stunning computer generated images we enable clients to showcase, market and sell a wide variety of developments often gaining difficult planning permission. Our studio is born out of a pure passion for […]

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RHS Young Planting Designer Finalist

Urban Green is pleased to announce that Katie Maude, Graduate Landscape Architect has been selected as a finalist of the RHS Young Planting Designer Competition 2016. Katie, who joined Urban Green in 2015, was shortlisted as one of three finalists in April following an extensive application process that involved designing a planting scheme. The final […]

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St James House, Newcastle

Supporting the redevelopment of a £15.5m student accommodation scheme Planning permission has successfully been granted to convert St James’ House, a 33,396 sq ft office in Newcastle city centre into a £15.5m purpose-built student development. Working on behalf of Crosslane Student Developments, part of Crosslane Group, Urban Green’s in-house Digital Imagery team have produced various […]

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Achilles Registered Supplier

Urban Green is pleased to announce our successful appointment as a registered supplier of the Achilles RISQS and UVDB Communities. Achilles provides a fair, open and transparent method of supplier selection, with buyers benefitting from access to 1000’s of pre-qualified suppliers, reduced tendering costs and lead times and reduced supply chain risk and non-compliance. Achilles […]

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Urban Green becomes Achilles registered

Urban Green are pleased to announce that we have become a fully registered supplier of the Achilles UVDB (Utility Vendor Database) community. Achilles UVDB is a community of 80 buyers from the UK utilities industry, allowing companies within this sector to use suppliers that have proven their capabilities through a pre-qualification system. This minimises risk within […]

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Charity 5-a-side Tournament

Urban Green recently took part in Taylor Wimpey’s ‘Beat the Builders’ charity 5-a-side fundraiser. Competing against 15 other teams, Urban Green was unfortunately knocked out in the Quarter Finals after progressing through a tough group. It was a great event to be part of and very well organised and looks set to become an annual […]

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Urban Green Fitness Mad

In the past month members of the Urban Green team have completed some great physical achievements. On the 19th April 2015, Martin King and Matt Taylor completed the Asics Greater Manchester Marathon. Matt running his first ever marathon completed the course in 3hrs 43mins, and Martin running on behalf of Torridon & Kinlochewe for his […]

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eDNA Testing for Great Crested Newts

Urban Green is ready to offer eDNA testing to developers in the North West. Environmental DNA (eDNA) testing is a new survey technique that can help determine the presence or absence of great crested newts in ponds. Instead of tradition surveys, the ecologist could instead do an environmental DNA (eDNA) survey. This involves collecting a […]

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