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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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Planning Success! Luxury in Lymm

Warrington BC has given the go-ahead to construct 6 six-bedroom luxurious detached houses on the former Cotebrook House care home site. The house has stood empty for over two years and will be demolished as part of the plans. Urban Green was appointed by Lane End Developments to deliver multi-disciplinary design and environmental services as […]

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£20.2m Student Accommodation Opens in Glasgow City Centre

Elgin Place, Glasgow’s newest student accommodation development officially opened its doors this month. The 12-floor purpose-built development is designed with student living in mind and provides 330 single occupancy rooms with en-suite bathrooms, a large ground-floor retail-space, a rooftop bar and chill out spaces including a BBQ area and outdoor snug, a film and presentation […]

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Fit for a King! Prestigious Student Accommodation Development Opens in Sheffield

Crown House officially opened this month in anticipation for the new academic year. Located in the heart of Sheffield city centre and a short distance from the university campus, Crown House provides first-class student accommodation which is second to none. Across eight floors, the luxurious development boasts 350 chic single occupancy with en-suite bathrooms, private […]

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Plans Approved! £15m Sheffield Student Accommodation Tower

A new £15m 17-storey student accommodation development has been approved by Sheffield City Council. The development located at St George’s Close in Nertherthorpe is in close proximity to the University of Sheffield and will provide 257 student bedrooms. The accommodation mix will comprise 3, 4 and 5 bedroom non-en-suite apartments, 4 and 6 bedroom en-suite […]

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Student Social in Manchester

Phase 2 construction work has completed at Wilmslow Park House student residence in Manchester. Urban Green was appointed by iQ Student Accommodation, as part of their national refurbishment programme to uplift and refurbish external spaces to create exciting, usable outdoor courtyards and spaces for students across 12 locations nationwide. The design team has completed feasibility […]

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Vacancy – Senior Landscape Architect

We are looking for an experienced, highly motivated and talented Senior Landscape Architect to join our dynamic team. Working in our modern studio space within the vibrant Ancoats area of Manchester, you must be passionate about landscape and design. You will be responsible for leading, managing and delivering multidisciplinary landscape architecture and design projects across […]

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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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Urban Green continues to boost team

Manchester-based design and environmental consultancy Urban Green has appointed two arboricultural consultants Elisa Dore and Karen O’Shea to strengthen its busy and expanding team. The company recently moved to new premises in vibrant Ancoats Urban Village in response to its continued growth. Elisa Dore, formerly of Jacobs Engineering UK brings more than 15 years’ consultancy […]

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Choose Love Manchester

Please support this amazing event. All money raised will go to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. Inspired by the final line of the Tony Walsh poem at the Town Hall, “Choose Love Manchester” brings together some of the finest DJs in our fair city to pay respects to those lost, injured and otherwise affected by the […]

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Great Crested Newts – survey season

A quick reminder from Urban Green of the newt survey (GCN) survey season.  Great crested newts (GCN) and their habitats are protected by European law. GCN survey reports and mitigation plans are required for developments that could affect protected species, as part of obtaining planning permission. Do you need a GCN survey? A survey must be undertaken […]

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