Last week in Leicester at the Green Gown Awards for Sustainability Salford University won the Community Category which recognises initiatives which creates significant benefits for local communities. The Wetland project was primarily created as Salford’s 2nd flood basin with the added value of an Environment Wetland.
This Wetland was created through a diverse partnership Environment Agency, Salford City Council, The Broughton Trust, Salford University other local 3rd Sector Organisations.
The whole project will deliver 6 sports pitches and a training pitch. The Wetlands which can be enjoyed all year around as the development created walkways, paths to enable the local community to enjoy the facility.
It is the only Urban Wetland in the North of England it is expected to be open by May 2017.