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Native Architects are celebrating 25 years of creating low carbon constructed, beautiful, sustainable, and inspiring buildings.  To celebrate our anniversary, Native teamed up with St Nicks and planted 100 trees as part of the Green Corridors York Project.

Green Corridors York is a project which includes several sites in the York District, including Clifton Ings, Fulford Ings, Tang Hall and Osbaldwick Beck creating and enhancing habitats including floodplain meadows, hedgerows, and woodland to benefit endangered species such as Tansy beetles and water Voles.

Native have always been driven by strong environmental values, which is why it seemed a perfect fit to celebrate 25 years in business by planting 100 trees, which will not only help tackle the climate change crisis, help reduce flooding but also create vibrant wildlife habitats and beautiful spaces for the local community to enjoy.

Sally Kirk Walker, Director at Native Architects said “I am very proud of our team and their commitment to Native’s core values and also very grateful for fantastic clients who share our vision. Native believes in action – we don’t just talk about making a difference – we take the lead and do it!”

Ellie Stead, Chief Executive Officer at St Nicks said “We’re delighted to have the Native Team here demonstrating a real and tangible commitment to preserving and enhancing the habitats and environment at our urban nature reserve, less than a mile from the Centre of York. Our Green corridor work ensures that a range of green spaces that connect York and their associated communities can benefit now and in the future. It’s fantastic to see a team “walk the talk” – it’s so much more impactful as part of any firm’s corporate and social responsibility approach to be hands on and engaged rather than just verbiage on a website or in an Annual Report!”.

You can read more about our tree planting day which was featured in The York Press and YO1 Radio