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Blythe Valley Park is continuing to drive forward biodiversity on the business park by planting a new orchard.

The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Mrs Diana Holl-Allen MBE, joined the Blythe Valley Park team to help plant the 30 new trees, with help from the park contractor, Whiting Landscape.

Located at junction 4, M42 and surrounded by 122 acres of country park, Blythe Valley Parks extensive grounds offer occupiers of the business park, and residents, the chance to connect with nature and enjoy the abundant walking, running, and cycling routes.

This initiative, follows last year’s successful planting of 3000 trees across the park, undertaken in collaboration with Solihull Council and aligns with the broader sustainability commitment of Frasers Property, to invest in biodiverse and sustainable projects, which enhance the natural environment.

Senior Placemaking Manager, Helen Barnett, commented that:

“We were pleased to welcome the Mayor, to help the orchard take root! We anticipate that it will provide a significant source of enjoyment to our occupiers, who are themselves, focussed on sustainability and participate enthusiastically in all the initiatives which support being outside and connecting with nature.

“We recently replaced all the bat and bird boxes on the park for the new nesting season and have an on-going programme of initiatives during 2024, including expanding our wildflower meadows, introducing more pollinator plants and creating additional natural habitats for wildlife to flourish.”

The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Diana Holl-Allen MBE added:

“We were delighted to have the opportunity to visit Blythe Valley Park and its beautiful surrounding country park. It has been interesting to learn about the business park’s commitment to biodiversity, it’s continued investment in enhancing the local environment to support the wellbeing of its community and create this new orchard.

“Solihull Council has a long-standing relationship with the scheme, and it was impressive to witness what a first-class job has been done of developing the land. There are some amazing companies based on the park and they really have a fantastic working environment which is well connected and offers a great range of amenities.”

Blythe Valley Park is home to some of the region’s most successful companies including Gymshark, Lounge, Tesla, ZF Group, Prologis and Jerroms Group.

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