Providing a home for nature
As well as building beautiful homes for you to live in, we’re also committed to protecting and preserving British wildlife. To enhance the biodiversity of each of our developments, we began an award-winning national partnership with the RSPB, Britain’s largest nature conservation charity, in 2014.
Together, we’ve found ways to boost the wildlife value of green spaces within our developments and we look forward to welcoming nature into our communities for years to come.
Developing dream homes in harmony with nature
At a time when much of the UK’s urban wildlife is in decline, we’re proud to be taking steps to pioneer a nature-friendly approach to home building; crafting beautiful homes that enhance and support the environment.
Committed to boosting natural habitats for wildlife, we must continue to take positive steps to build nature-friendly housing developments, doing all that we can to increase the population of British wildlife.
How we're helping nature to thrive
We are also helping to save British wild bees by continuing to introduce bee-friendly plants across acres of gardens and open spaces within our developments.
We have worked with the RSPB to boost the number of swifts in the country. With the UK’s population of swifts in serious decline, building new homes for the birds was an important goal of our partnership. The innovative brick, which is also a nesting box for swifts, is now being installed on our developments across the country.
Find out more about our swift bricks in this brochure:
Nature on your doorstep
Birds singing brightly and beautiful butterflies flitting from flower to flower, we all know that a garden that welcomes wildlife is a vibrant welcoming space for all. That’s why we’re working with the RSPB to get gardens and other outdoor spaces blooming and buzzing with life.
Nature on Your Doorstep is an online space and community where you can discover hints, tips and videos to help you turn your garden into a haven for you and for wildlife, whatever your gardening experience.
Visit their page for garden design ideas, including a simple step-by-step makeover guide and more makeover videos. Get some inspiration and share what you have done with your outdoor space.
You could also take a look at our handy guides:
An award-winning partnership
We've been awarded Best Housing Partnership at the 2021 British Homes Awards, for our work with RSPB.
Together we've created the UK’s first truly wildlife-friendly housing development at Kingsbrook, a 306-hectare site on the outskirts of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, with the aim of “Giving Nature a Home”.
The 2,450 home project built the care of the natural environment into the scheme at the earliest stages, including keeping ancient hedges, creating a 250-acre nature reserve and visitor centre, and concentrating homes in areas with the least biodiversity.