Towers Business Park welcomes new residents in Didsbury
Residents at Towers Business Park in Didsbury, owned by Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate, have welcomed a spree of new tenants in the form of honey bees.
Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate Plc (LSE: KWE) is an LSE listed property company that invests in real estate across the UK, Ireland, Spain and Italy and is owner and manager of the Towers Business Park.
Designed to encourage occupier engagement and further develop the community activity programme, 47 tenants took part in a ‘meet the bees’ workshop to learn more about the beekeeping process and how the bees will help to maintain the green landscape and encourage pollination.
The bees are estimated to make between 200-300 jars of honey in the first 12 months, which will be used to create the Towers’ own brand of natural, locally-produced honey.
Matthew Milroy, at Kennedy Wilson Europe (KWE), said: “Due to the green space and landscaping we have at Towers, we belive it’s the perfect place to install the hives. The environmental benefits as well the opportunity to produce Towers honey made it a compelling addition to our amenity line up.
“The bee is the symbol of the Manchester so it’s befitting for us to reflect that with an activity that encourages tenants to become an integral part of the process. They will see the direct benefits of their input as the bees thrive and produce their first batches of honey.
“Beehive Towers is one of several new tenant engagement activities we’re running across the late summer and early autumn season. Our four-week fitness camp for tenants will begin again in August and has proven to be very popular as part of our health and wellbeing programme.”
Louise Pemberton from Syngenta based at Crescent House in Towers Business Park, added: Towers’ decision to install the hives has really demonstrated their investment in tenant experience and ties in well with our company’s international initiative – Operation Pollinator – which aims to restore natural habitats and food sources to revive the fortunes of the bees. I think it will be a great activity for all of our staff and a good reason to get outside and enjoy the surroundings of the park.“
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