The Park

You really can have the best of all worlds here – modern office facilities, natural green spaces, fresh air. It’s the way to make work really work.
100%
of garden waste is recycled

Wildlife

The natural setting of Stockley Park has attracted many varieties of wildlife over the years with constant tracking to ensure the safe status of our wildlife and provision of habitats. The Park’s variety of habitats attracts species including heron, hedgehogs, stag beetles, newts and geese.

Mammals

Stockley Park is known to support small mammals such as hedgehogs. The mosaic of woodland, scattered trees and waterbodies provide habitats for foraging bat species such as common pipistrelle. We have installed a number of bat boxes on trees across the Park to provide a suitable home for our bats.

Amphibians

The Park supports a healthy breeding population of smooth newts. This species uses the waterbodies on the Park, particularly the pond at #1 the Square, to breed during the spring, spending the majority of the year within terrestrial habitats such as the woodland, hedgerows and grassland.

Plants

The variety of different habitats on the Park provide opportunities for a wide range of plant species. Of note are the abundant bee orchids visible across the Park in spring. There are also pyramidal orchids and a variety of grassland, woodland and wetland plants. We actively manage habitats on site to encourage wildflowers to prosper.

Invertebrates

The Park supports a number of invertebrates including the iconic stag beetle which can be seen on warm summer evenings. We have created areas of deadwood and log-piles across the Park to provide suitable habitats for this species to breed. The site also supports a wide range of moths, butterflies and dragonflies.

Birds

There are some 23 breeding-bird species on the Park with many more occasional visitors and residents. The birds that attract the most attention are the swans, but there are also several species of geese. There are numerous ducks including mallards, aylesburys, red crested pochards, coots and moorhens. The Park also attracts migrant species such as reed warbler who breed within the reedbeds.

Fish

The 10 lakes are stocked with koi carp, golden orf and goldfish, as well as many types of common fish.

History

Stockley Park was formally opened by HRH, the Prince of Wales on 6 June 1986, making it the oldest business park in the UK. The Park was the brainchild of Sir Stuart Lipton who wanted to provide the local community with space for recreation as well as business prosperity.

Before the development of Stockley Park the area was used for gravel extraction for most of the twentieth century but there is evidence that the area was being used 6,000 years ago. Archaeological excavations found an axe from the Bronze Age, suggesting a burial ground and settlement had been close to Stockley Park.

Sustainability

Stockley Park is committed to the principles of environmental protection and sustainable development with the aim of reducing its environmental impact.
The Park is designed to provide a sustainable offering to all occupiers.

Composting

All natural material from landscape projects goes through a lengthy composting procedure feeding back to the landscape.

The Set

The Set coffee shop was designed from a recycled freight container and hosts a green sedum roof.

Biodiversity Action Plan

A Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) is in place and is implemented through our landscaping scheme

Ecological Balance

The team encourages environmental sustainability by ensuring ecological balance, protection of flora and fauna, animal welfare, agroforestry, conservation of natural resources, and maintaining the quality of soil, air, and water.

Rainwater

Rainwater collected from each building and car park feeds back to the 10 lakes with the quality of the lake water regularly tested and many of the lakes are stocked with fish. The water from the lakes is used for irrigation of the landscaping.

Electric Vehicles

Vehicles used by both the landscaping and security teams are all-electric, including a state of the art all-day fully electric ride-on mower, reducing emissions and noise.

Streetlights

In 2019 the fitting of LED street lights was completed to all estate roads. The LED fittings reduce light pollution and use 75% less energy.

External Seating Areas

The majority of the outdoor seating is made from robust recycled plastic.

“I love working at Stockley Park as the landscape is so tranquil and majestic, especially in the winter months.”

Serena Mead, Alexion

75%
energy reduction by fitting LED street lights

Awards

Stockley Park is proud of its achievements and celebrates by sharing our latest awards.
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Green Flag Award

For the fifth year in a row, Stockley Park has been awarded the Green Flag Award, which recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces. The hard work of the Stockley Park landscaping team was once again recognised by the judges of Keep Britain Tidy. The purpose of the Green Flag Award scheme is to:

• ensure that everybody has access to quality green and other open spaces, irrespective of where they live.
• ensure that these spaces are appropriately managed and meet the needs of the communities that they serve.
• establish standards of good management.
• promote and share good practices amongst the green space sector.
• recognise and reward the hard work of managers, staff, and volunteers.

SPECL wishes to thank all Stockley Park team members who have an input into making the park look welcoming to all who visit.

Wildlife Trust’s Biodiversity Benchmark

Stockley Park was awarded the prestigious Biodiversity Benchmark by the Wildlife Trust in Summer 2021. Awarded to 53 companies across the UK, the Benchmark recognises Stockley Park’s dedication to enhancing and maintaining the landscape. Achieving the benchmark has meant demonstrating how Stockley Park manages the estate with biodiversity improvement as a priority.

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Green Flag Award

This year, a record number of 2,061 places have achieved the prestigious award. With the CoVid-19 pandemic, it has become clear how precious and enjoyable our outdoor spaces are for everyone’s mental health. SPECL is pleased and honoured for the Park to have been recognised as providing a place for occupiers and visitors to relax, reflect and enjoy.

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London in Bloom: Gold Award

Stockley Park has been awarded the Gold Award in the Business Landscape of the Year category from London in Bloom 2019. London in Bloom aims to increase community involvement in caring for our environment and maintaining our precious Green Spaces and Stockley Park is pleased to be able to so successfully marry these aims with its own ideals.

Green Apple Award

The annual international campaigns to recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice around the world. The Green Apple Environment Awards were launched in 1994 by The Green Organisation and have become well established as one of the most popular environmental campaigns in the world, we are proud The Green Apple Award acknowledges Stockley Park’s commitment to Environmental Best Practice.

Business Green Leaders Award for Green Infrastructure: Shortlisted

Stockley Park’s biodiversity project reached the finals of the Business Green Leaders Award 2019 for Green Infrastructure Project of the Year. Although the Park did not win, we were honoured to have been shortlisted for the award.

Green Flag Award

The international Green Flag Award is run by the charity Keep Britain Tidy which sets the benchmark for excellence in recreational outdoor spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.

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Green Flag Award

The Green Flag Award scheme recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.

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London in Bloom: Gold Award

London in Bloom is about celebrating and recognising the passion Londoners have for greening our Capital city.

Green Flag Award

The Green Flag Award® scheme recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.

Green Apple Award

The Green Apple Environment Awards, the annual international campaigns to recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice around the world.

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RHS Britain in Bloom Commercial Award

Presented to Stockley Park for demonstrating the best environmental and/or horticultural
contribution from business / retail / corporate interests.