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Southampton Solent’s Warsash Campus Awarded Green Flag

Southampton Solent’s Warsash Campus Awarded Green Flag

Ground Control siteSouthampton Solent University’s Warsash campus has been awarded a prestigious Green Flag marking it as one of the best green spaces in the country.

The grounds at Warsash Maritime Academy are among a record-breaking 1,686 parks and green spaces that received the award – the mark of a quality park or green space.

Now celebrating its 20th year, the award recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.

Ground Control has been maintaining Southampton Solent University campus since August 2015. The award follows a successful first year of the contract, receiving recognition with a Green Flag on the anniversary after the contract began.

Lesley McIvor, Contracts & Projects Manager at Southampton Solent University, commented on the win: “We are thrilled that the hard work and the ‘one team’ approach between University teams and Ground Control, our grounds maintenance contractor, has led us to receiving a Green Flag award for the first time from Keep Britain Tidy.

“We take a lot of pride in the campus and it has been a productive year with the Warsash Facilities Team being recognised internally at the Staff Awards and now the excellent campus standards getting external recognition through the Green Flag accreditation,” she continued.

Ground Control’s Operations Manager, Jim Edwards, added: “We are absolutely delighted with the success of the contract to date. To achieve a Green Flag Award after just one year of maintaining the site is a fantastic achievement and a real testament to the relationship built by our contracts manager Adam Lee and the truly dedicated team members on site, Mervin Betteridge and David Ray. The standard of grounds maintenance really does make this a great place to work; this award gives great recognition for all involved. Well done to all.”

International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme, especially as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Awards.

“All the flags flying this year are a testament to the efforts of the thousands of men and women, both staff and volunteers, who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”