Weddles were the horticultural consultants for the atrium of the new Richmond Building at the University of Bradford. The proposal was designed to help the development achieve BREEAM Outstanding.
The atrium is a stunning triple height space, overlooked by a mezzanine gallery. This relaxed and informal setting will be the location for the exhibition as well as arrival, breaks and lunch catering, providing a great central point for both networking and hospitality.
The Atrium was divided into two areas, the ‘Drought Garden’ which included desert and drought tolerant plants that provide all year round interest with no irrigation needed, and the ‘ Climate Change Garden’ which showcases plants tolerant to future climate change, Mediterranean sourced and full of colour, smell, texture and sound.
In February 2012, The University of Bradford received national recognition for its sustainable building programme, through the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers Carbon Champion of Year Award.