People walking along a wooded path, within the campus parkland grounds.

Green Campus

Our beautiful 560-acre campus is situated in green parkland, 3 miles from Lancaster city centre. Sustainability is at the heart of our campus plan with more than 25,000 trees, 6.5 miles worth of hedgerows, new buildings that reduce environmental impact, our ECOHub allotment and orchard, and plenty of green spaces to relax and socialise with friends.

Green Flag Award

Alongside our renewable energy and carbon initiatives, we want our campus to be an inspiring and sustainable place to live, work and study. Our outdoor spaces have received the Green Flag Award for the tenth year in a row – the international benchmark for the quality of green spaces. From “No Mow Zones” to allow wildflowers to flourish, to picnic areas and our very own lake to relax beside.

Biodiversity on campus
Lake Carter is surrounded by trees, there's a jetty on the left side next to the path.
Lake Carter

Woodland Walk

The 150-year-old woodland that surrounds campus is accessible to students, staff and the local community and is home to 2.6 miles of Trim Trail. A stretch of outdoor exercise stations with several points to hop on or off... But it's also great for a nice relaxed stroll to explore nature.

Walking on campus

Sustainable buildings

BREEAM is the design and assessment standard for sustainability in construction. To date, nine of our new builds have achieved an ‘outstanding’ rating. And we’re just as committed to ensuring our refurbishments receive the same care and attention.

BREEAM
Eco Hub garden, with students potting plants. There' a number of raised flowerbeds with green plants

ECOHub

The Green Lancaster ECOHub is a 4000m2 nature-based garden on South West Campus, with a focus on sustainable agricultural production, and run with the help of staff and student volunteers. The site is home to 40 raised planting beds, a fruit tree orchard, greenhouses, a rescue chicken enclosure and beehives. The goal of the ECOHub is to produce local, healthy, organic produce all year around, with a “0 food miles” distribution focus.