We’ve won a landscaping ‘Oscar’!
Published on 09 December 2021
We’re absolutely delighted to announce that the team working on our green spaces won the equivalent to a landscaping ‘Oscar’ in this year’s British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) Awards, taking home the sought-after Principal Award in the Ground Maintenance – Limited Public Access category - one of the most competitive awards on offer!
The award celebrates all the hard work done by the brilliant Nurture Landscapes team, maintaining the beautiful green spaces that we all love. Through all weathers and throughout lockdowns, the team has cut, planted, sewn, weeded, and mown the green areas around the Park. Nurture was supported by landscape architects from Anthony Stiff Associates and the wider estate team, including CBRE.
The Park’s green spaces and our environmental initiatives were highly commended by judging panel and were particularly impressed with the excellent standards across our site, with special mention given to biodiversity and sustainability.
The works that won prize include a grand total of 2,658 trees planted - including wildflower meadows, lagoons, flowers, shrubs, trees and lawns to provide unique and characterful open spaces for the 9,000 people who work here. Milton Park was announced as a shortlisted winner in September and - following an in-person visit by the judges - was selected as first place during the award ceremony in London on Friday 3 December.
We caught up with some of the team involved in the award-winning work - as well as Philip Campbell, our Commercial Director - following the ceremony. Here’s what they had to say:
Jon Hopson, Contracts Manager at Nurture Landscapes: “We’re so pleased to have been commended for our work at Milton Park in these prestigious awards. We placed particular attention to detail on encouraging biodiversity and sustainability within our maintenance of Milton Park’s grounds, helping to contribute to the Park’s long-term plans for sustainable growth.
“We’ve often regarded the BALI Awards to be the ‘Oscars of the landscaping industry’, so for our team to be recognised at this event is a huge achievement.”
Peter King, Estate Manager at Milton Park: "To win such a prestigious and industry-recognised award is testament to the high quality and skill from our team, Anthony Stiff Associates and Nurture Landscapes. We’d like to say a huge thank you to them for all their help in making Milton Park what it is today.
“Over the past 18 months we’ve made changes to the maintenance plan and have delivered an array of biodiversity-led projects, including the introduction of wildflower meadows. We’re delighted the judges recognised the hard work put in and we look forward to continue creating and maintaining fantastic green spaces at Milton Park for the enjoyment of all those who come here.”
Philip Campbell, Commercial Director at Milton Park: “We’ve been so impressed with the hard work of our landscapers and we couldn’t be prouder of the team for winning a BALI award. It’s really important to us that we make Milton Park a great place for people to come and work, so securing such a high-profile award for our green spaces is a real honour and a brilliant note to end the year on.
“I would like to say massive thank you to everyone involved - particularly Milton Park’s Estate Manager, Peter King as well as the wider CBRE team, who I know are working really hard to improve the environment and customer service levels for all our occupiers across the estate.”