Coventry University campus wins Green Flag Award

Raised beds with vibrant purple lavender flowers on a side and green herbs on the other

Coventry University's Edible Garden just off Cox Street

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Monday 15 November 2021

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Coventry University’s city centre campus has been given a prestigious Green Flag Award, with scheme organisers praising the commitment of staff. 

The university, which has been presented with a Green Flag Award every year since 2014, has invested in green spaces across the campus to benefit students, staff and the wider community.

The campus includes an edible garden containing nectar rich plants, vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers just off Cox Street.

We are thrilled that our campus is once again receiving a Green Flag Award. It is testament to the hard work of our grounds management staff, who have worked tirelessly to maintain our high-quality green spaces.

Our students, staff and the wider community benefit from a campus that is clean and green, with attractive spaces available to support health and wellbeing.

Professor John Latham CBE, Coventry University Vice-Chancellor

Back in May the university unveiled Starley Gardens, an outdoor space designed to open up the campus for the local community and visitors ahead of Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture.

Plans are also underway to demolish the Alan Berry building, constructed in 1963, and replace it with a public realm green space, events area and garden, further enhancing the city centre and offering an uninterrupted view of Coventry Cathedral from the university’s Arts and Humanities facilities on Cox Street.

The Green Flag Award scheme is managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, setting the benchmark for the management of green spaces across the UK and the rest of the world.

I would like to congratulate Coventry University on achieving the Award for the eighth consecutive year, joining 2,127 winners across the UK as the scheme celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Our judges were impressed by the high standards of maintenance and management throughout, and the staff’s commitment to achieve a world class campus, a credit to all those involved.

Paul Todd, Green Flag Award Scheme Manager