Prospect Shopping Centre in Hull is shortlisted for its roof top garden, which was created as a peaceful haven for occupiers’ employees. Users of the garden have also been encouraged to get involved by planting herbs and flowers of their own. There is also a greenhouse for keen gardeners to grow tomatoes or other produce. At the @NewRiver REIT plc-owned centre, the onsite Workman team recognises that the healing power of gardens boost mental and physical health, and have positioned the garden as a source of wellbeing for those needing help with issues such as anxiety, bereavement and stress.
Building Biodiversity Competition
As part of our Building Biodiversity campaign, inspired by our partnership with the Natural History Museum’s Urban Nature Project, Workman’s Biodiversity Challenge asks all property managers to increase biodiversity, using ideas from the newly developed Workman Building Biodiversity Toolkit.
Regardless of the property type and location, indoor or outside, property managers were invited to instigate at least one of a range of initiatives, from low/no cost to those requiring significant capital