Green Park is a premier business park located to the South of Reading close to the Madejski Stadium and the M4 motorway. Green Park offers a high-quality business environment in an established location with first class on-site amenities, enjoyed by around 7,000 people already on the Park.
Green Park is a major Business Hub and companies such as Cisco, Huawei, Thames Water, Regus, Pepsico and many others have a significant presence here.
- The Green Park site was once an area of low-lying, poor quality agricultural land, lying in the flood plain of the River Kennet. In its development, a wide range of natural habitats has been created which support a diverse variety of birds, animal and wildlife. There are a number of very interesting collaborations for lovers of the natural world, such as:
- Green Park partners with the Berkshire and South Bucks Bat Group and the Bat Conservation Trust to monitor the Bat Detectors and Bat Sounds Monitors installed around the Park. There are over 50 Bat Boxes around the Park.
- Green Park is now home to two hives. Recently the bees have been prepared for the warmer spring weather by opening the hive and removing the winter installation. The bees will now collect nectar so they are able to begin feeding themselves, but as their honey stores will be extremely low they will also be fed throughout the spring.
- There’s a wealth of birds to spot around Green Park, particularly around Longwater Lake. Cormorants, Grey Herons, Greylag Geese, Blackbirds and Mallards are just a few which make Green Park their home. To encourage birds to the area, there are numerous bird boxes placed amongst the trees around the estate. For those who enjoy birdwatching, there is also a bird hide close to the lake giving excellent views of the water and one of the main islands which the birds nest on.
- There is a fishing season at Green Park which runs from 16 June to 15 March, dependant on lake levels. Green Park work on a catch and release basis. The fish are the property of Green Park and should not be removed from the estate. You are welcome to enjoy the lake and the fish stock that it contains as long as you abide by the rules and have all the necessary permits and rod licences. For more information see this document: Green Park Guide to Anglers
- Green Park has an active worm farm, inhabited by thousands of Dendrobaena Veneta worms. These worms are particularly good when composting as they can consume up to 80% of their body weight per day and produce a 100% organic material for use elsewhere.
- Europe’s most visible wind turbine was completed in November 2005 and has since become a major landmark for Reading. At 125 m tall, the 2MW state-of-the-art Ecotricity turbine is one of the largest land-based windmills in the UK, soaring above Junction 11 of the M4 motorway. It can generate 4.5 million units (kWh) of green electricity every year, enough for around 1,500 new local homes and businesses.
The turbine is owned and operated by Ecotricity, an electricity supplier in the UK that builds wind turbines to supply clean energy to its thousands of customers across the country.
Photo Credit: https://www.greenpark.co.uk/