Goodman celebrates green glory
26 October 2009
Gloucester Business Park, owned, developed and managed by international property group Goodman, has won one of Europe’s leading accolades in the landscape industry.
Now in its 33rd year, the annual prestigious BALI (British Association of Landscape Industries) National Landscape Awards pay tribute to outstanding professionalism and skill in the landscape industry. Gloucester Business Park triumphed in the Grounds Maintenance of Public and Business areas category.
Gloucester Business Park offers a prime location for business in the South West alongside extensive mature landscaping, managed by a team from Reliance Landscapes. The 240 acre site offers relaxing natural surroundings for customers and visitors to the park, including walkways, water features, and seating areas as well as ample retail space and amenities which service businesses at the park.
James Raven, Development Director of Goodman’s UK Business Parks, said: ”We are delighted to have won a BALI Award, as we pride ourselves on offering our customers high quality working environments in unique settings. This accolade builds on Goodman’s reputation as one of the world’s leading owner, developer and manager of business and industrial space. Gloucester Business Park is a prime example of how all the amenities a business community needs can be combined within natural surroundings. Its appeal has attracted leading names such as Direct Wines, Messagelabs, Fortis, and Gloucestershire Primary Care. We hope Gloucester Business Park will continue to build on the success which has earned it this prestigious award.”
Representatives from Gloucester Business Park will now go forward to compete for the category prize and overall Awards winner at a glittering awards ceremony on 4th December 2009 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
BALI Chief Executive Sandra Loton Jones commented: “A BALI National Landscape Award is one of the industry's highest accolades and is proof of an outstanding project. This is a fantastic achievement for all those involved; Goodman and Reliance Landscapes have shown a huge amount of commitment and passion in their field.”
Consistent with Goodman’s track record of creating premium business parks, the company has already won BALI Awards at three other sites in the UK. Located between Gloucester and Cheltenham, Gloucester Business Park is easily accessible for both business travel and commuting. The park offers Grade A office space alongside the M5 and A417 dual carriageway, and park provides fast access to destinations in the Midlands, North, Wales, South West and South East.
Goodman has delivered superior business space solutions for blue-chip customers including Cadbury Schweppes, T-Mobile, Oxfam and NATS, amongst others. In October 2008, Goodman scooped two awards at Property Week’s 2008 Office Development Awards, winning the “Best overall development outside central London” and “Best bespoke development outside central London” categories.
About Arlington Business Parks Partnership
The ABPP is a UK business park fund created in 2003 by Arlington Securities Limited and investment partner Legal and General (L&G). Goodman and L&G manage the fund. ABPP owns and manages a unique portfolio of high quality business parks throughout the UK.
About Goodman Group (ASX: GMG)
Goodman Group is an integrated property group with operations throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and the United Kingdom. Goodman Group, comprised of the stapled entities Goodman Limited and Goodman Industrial Trust, is the largest industrial property group listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and one of the largest listed industrial property groups globally.
Goodman’s global property expertise, integrated own+develop+manage customer service offering and significant fund management platform ensures it creates innovative property solutions that meet the individual requirements of its customers, whilst seeking to deliver attractive long-term returns for investors. In Europe, Goodman has offices in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and Turkey.
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