Preserving local wildlife
Given that the surrounding parkland is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, we took an 'ecology first' approach to construction works.
In partnership with the Environment Agency, we put measures in place to protect the existing badger sett, 650m2 of protected sedge grass, and trees with preservation orders.
This involved carefully planned working methods, such as installing a temporary service bridge to gain access so we could excavate the pond and divert storm water. We also planted semi-mature trees throughout the site.