A new green space has been opened at the heart of the University of Central Lancashire‘s campus.Advertisement
‘Foster Garden’ is the most recent project to open as part of the university’s £200 million Masterplan that is reshaping the city.
Part of the plan is to increase the number of green spaces on the campus.
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To launch the newly built garden, a mini summer garden party was held with children from the on-campus Pre-School Centre being the first visitors.
Michael Ahern, UCLan’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “Our Masterplan is based on the principle that spaces between the buildings are as important as the buildings themselves.
“We want to create biodiverse spaces that are green, accessible and there for the enjoyment of the students, staff and the public.
“It’s critical we provide green space which is crucial for health and well-being.”
Saskia Holt, Joint Officer in charge of the Pre-School Centre, said: “It’s fantastic to see the transformation which has turned this space into a beautiful garden.
“I can see it being very popular with students, staff, visitors and of course the children in our pre-school centre.”
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UCLan has pledged within its Masterplan to increase the number of trees from 450 to over 700 across the University’s estate.
UCLan has been highly ranked in the People and Planet Green League of Universities for several years due to its commitment to improving its environment.
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