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Elevate Your Corporate Sustainability Strategies: Explore Sustainable Venues in South East England!

The significance of sustainability has never been more pronounced, Choosing a venue that aligns with your corporate sustainability strategies and minimizes environmental impacts is becoming more important,
 

Meet Beyond London has compiled a selection of sustainable venues in South East England. These venues have made deliberate efforts in their design, construction, and operation to protect the environment, or are actively implementing changes to reduce their carbon footprint and that of their guests. Many of them have received ISO or BREEAM awards, demonstrating their commitment to sustainability. By choosing one of these venues, you not only opt for an environmentally conscious location but also contribute to securing a sustainable future for all.
 

The South East, conveniently located between 30 minutes and 90 minutes from London, offers easy accessibility from the city. It boasts direct rail links and is easily accessible from the continent via the Channel Tunnel. Whether you prefer towns, cities, countryside, or coastal settings, the South East provides a diverse range of venue options. Moreover, opting for the South East as your business travel destination aligns with sustainability principles.

Sustainable Venues in and around the South East

Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery

Near Winchester

Hampshire

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The Bombay Sapphire Distillery at Laverstoke Mill was designed with sustainability in mind, from solar panels and rainwater harvesting to harnessing hydro-electric power from the river running through the site. The measures taken to make the Bombay Sapphire Distillery sustainable for future generations culminated to have the site awarded a BREEAM Outstanding award for sustainable design.

Suitable for cocktail receptions for up to 300, as well as for meetings, conferences and private parties, the Bombay Sapphire Distillery is a flexible venue perfect for both corporate and private events, specializing in bespoke cocktails and experiences, all within a site of special scientific interest.

Brighton i360

Brighton

East Sussex

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In addition to being a sustainable attraction, Brighton i360 offers eco-friendly meeting spaces. These thoughtfully designed spaces provide a sustainable environment for events and meetings. From energy-efficient lighting to recycling facilities and sustainable materials, every detail is carefully considered. It use's its own energy to power the pod. The team at Brighton i360 is proud to call Brighton and Sussex home and always strives to support local businesses and suppliers wherever possible. From stocking local produce in the giftshop to serving it at the Nyetimber Sky Bar and West Beach Restaurant Bar, Brighton i360 is always looking for new ways to support the community 

By choosing Brighton i360 for your events, you not only enjoy a stunning venue but also contribute to a greener future.

Chapel House Estate

Ramsgate

Kent

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Chapel House Estate prioritises sustainability, seamlessly blending luxury with eco-consciousness. Its Arts and Crafts gardens, orchard, meadows, and paddocks are meticulously managed to foster biodiversity and support natural habitats. Guests can immerse themselves in the serene surroundings while discovering native flora and fauna. The venue's dedication extends to its cuisine, featuring locally sourced ingredients and seasonal menus to minimize food miles. Eco-friendly initiatives such as LED lighting and energy-efficient appliances further underscore our commitment to sustainability, ensuring that every aspect of Chapel House Estate reflects a harmonious relationship with the environment.

Crowne Plaza Marlow

Marlow

Buckinghamshire

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This state of art Conference Venue in Marlow near High Wycombe, Maidenhead subscribes to the IHG Green Engage sustainability program measuring carbon, water, energy intensity, and waste.


The Winterlake conference centre overlooks the lawn and private lake can hold functions between 2 to 450 delegates in its 10 state of the art meeting rooms with 75-inch TV and Clickshare wireless technology,  

Crowne Plaza Reading East

Reading

Berkshire

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Exceptional new, fully refurbished 4 Silver Star Crowne Plaza Reading East has IHG Green Engage sustainability program measuring carbon, water, energy intensity, and waste.The hotel offers 174 spacious luxurious bedrooms a New 2 AA Rosette Restaurant & Terrace and Bar/Lounge serving modern British and authentic Asian cuisine. Esprit Wellness & Spa with sauna, steam room, extensive gym with Life Fitness equipment, 19m heated indoor pool, gym, spa treatments. 8 state of art meeting rooms, 75" TV's & Clickshare wireless technology, natural light. Minutes from M4, walking distance to adjacent Train Station, ideally located for Reading, Bracknell, Wokingham, and London Heathrow.



De Vere Wokefield Estate

Reading

Berkshire

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A Mansion House hotel in Berkshire There has been an estate at Wokefield since the first house was built in the 1560s for the wealthy Plowden family. Set in 250 acres of Berkshire parkland, its history is etched in the different architectural features that greet you throughout. Now De Vere Wokefield Estate, the 376 bedroom hotel has been completely transformed following a £20 million restoration throughout: whether you choose to stay at Wokefield Place, Wellington Lodge or the estate’s historic Mansion House. 

Hedsor House

Maidenhead

Berkshire

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Over the last 30 years, 2,500 trees have been planted across the estate. These include important specimen Oaks, Wellingtonias, Beeches and Cedars of Lebanon. Many areas of the estate are left for rewilding, providing a rich habitat for wildlife and flora and fauna. We have our wonderful Highland cattle onsite (nature’s lawnmowers!), plus honey bees who can work to pollinate and promote a biodiverse ecosystem on our estate. Like many others we have made significant changes in the house and our office to ensure we are reducing our waste and working as sustainably as possible. And we have recently invested in solar panels and electric car charging points.

Hilton Reading

Reading

Berkshire

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Hilton Reading is located off the M4 and A33 and offers complimentary on-site car parking. Just 8 minutes from Reading Station and 6 minutes to the soon-to-open Green Park Station, Hilton Reading offers easy London access via the Elizabeth. When you align your meetings with your values, everyone wins—including the planet. Hilton offers meeting and event planners an option for Carbon Neutral Meetings that support sustainable development projects, reduce carbon emissions and protect the environment. Carbon Neutral Meetings are offered as part of our Meet with Purpose program, part of Hilton's commitment to support your organization's environmental and social-impact goals.

Richmond Hill Hotel

Richmond

Greater London

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We are always working to make our hotel more environmentally friendly and we have a list of commitments to the planet and our beautiful green landscape. We are proud to be a certified carbon neutral hotel and have achieved a Gold Award from Green Tourism in 2022.

Royal Berkshire

Ascot

Berkshire

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Royal Berkshire is a business venue like no other - carefully and considerately adapted to inspire and generate creativity and ideas we specialise in training, meetings and residential conferences in Berkshire. When you want to escape the crowded inbox of corporate life, there's nowhere better than the inspiring surroundings of Royal Berkshire. Exclusive Collection of are committed to providing amazing experiences in a manner that ensures a safe and healthy place for  employees and guests and minimises the potentially impact on the enviroment. A member of B Corporation, a community of like minded businesses and leaders in a global movement of using business as a force for good.

Sheepdrove Organic Farm & Conference Centre

Hungerford

Oxfordshire

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Located in a stunning rural setting, nestled in the heart of West Berkshire, is the unique and versatile Conference Centre at Sheepdrove Organic Farm. The conference rooms and facilities offer something a little different and are all purpose built to an exceptionally high environmental standard. The venue defines an environmentally sympathetic approach to conferencing, with ground breaking architecture and inspiring spaces. On site there is electric car charging stations; truly a cut above the rest for the eco conscious delegate and the most picturesque backdrop to your day. ,

Solent Hotel and Spa

Portsmouth

Hampshire

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Solent Hotel Whitely is on an impressive sustainability journey, determined to reduce their environmental impact. They've implemented energy-saving measures like LED lighting and motion sensors, and embraced water-saving techniques. Recycling and waste management practices are a priority, while their culinary offerings feature local, seasonal ingredients, supporting nearby suppliers and reducing carbon footprint. Guests are encouraged to participate in sustainable practices like towel and linen reuse, and are provided with information on eco-friendly attractions and transportation options with EV Charging points available at the hotel.. Solent Hotel Whitely's commitment to sustainability is an ongoing endeavor, ensuring that choosing to stay with them supports a business dedicated to positive environmental change. 

Tapnell Farm

Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

Hampshire & Isle of Wight

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From dairy farm to award-winning tourism destination, Tapnell Farm is an unrivalled corporate retreat on the Isle of Wight with sustainability at the heart of its operation. From repurposing buildings, generating power from solar panels, growing crops for energy and food production to supporting local businesses and the community, we aim to create balance and exist in harmony with our environment.


Whether you're planning a team building away day, board meeting, or residential retreat, recharge your team amid stunning landscapes and a wealth of exciting activities. Nestled in over 800 acres of rural countryside with stunning sea views, it's the perfect escape just two hours from London.

The Castle Hotel

Windsor

Berkshire

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Located right in the heart of Windsor, directly opposite the elegant Windsor Guildhall and a short walk from Windsor Castle, you will find the town’s most historic hotel; The Castle Hotel, part of Sutton Hotel Collection. The Castle Hotel is a recent Gold Green Tourism award winner and has launched a number of green and sustainable initiatives with a view to working towards a B-Corp accreditation. Amongst our many achievements, we offer a green meetings package for the eco-conscious organiser. We have plenty of alternative menus on offer and a lot of our produce is either grown locally or sourced from local suppliers within Berkshire. We are active in the community and support many local initiatives, responsible tourism and charities.

The University of Winchester

Winchester

Hampshire

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Here at the University of Winchester, we are a community committed to making a difference, with a passion for seeing individuals and communities flourish. Our incredible West Downs Centre has been crafted with sustainability at its core. Built from locally sourced resources and developed to achieve high sustainable functionality. Not only are our venues built with sustainability in mind, but part of our core ethos is to find new innovative ways to integrate sustainable practices into our business. We believe in creating a green campus, encouraging visitors to bring their own refillable bottles, and finding ways to sustainably commute to our campus.

University of Reading | Venue Reading

Reading

Berkshire

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Home of the 'climate stripes' and globally recognised for the universities award-winning work on climate change, the hospitality team colleagues along with industry experts are giving food more thought, leading the way on food science, agriculture, climate change research to discover new ways to help our planet thrive. All our beef comes from our own farms, including Langley Mead where our cattle are working to restore habitat rich grasslands. The nationally recognised 'Show your Stripes' arming stripe graphics were created by Professor Ed Hawkins at the University of Reading.

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