Scope of works
Consultancy: Consultancy assignment on behalf of DWH to work with BBC to agree a palette of play equipment, street furniture, fencing and estate railing provision, and to negotiate key landscape design changes with BBC.
Play Areas and street furniture: Installation of 27 play areas on site including LAPs, LEAPs and NEAPs, including a 6000 square meter, £0.5m central ‘Play Hub’, construction of 3 junior football pitches and 3 adult football pitches.
Cycleway and Footpaths: Installation of 1.5 kilometres of tarmac cycleway connecting to Bedford’s existing cycleway network, forming part of National Cycle Route 51, 2.2 kilometres of self-binding gravel finish footpath.
Native Planting/Seeding: Creating a series of formal and wild flora seeded areas, 35,000m2 in total, planting 12,000 transplants and trees within the Country Park, planting for all public open spaces, including trees and scrubs, amenity grassland and wildflower meadows, avenue tree planting and structural woodland planting.
Wetlands Area: Creating a series of ponds with linking streams, ditch clearing and maintenance, pedestrian and vehicular access bridges.
Water bodies and balancing features: Creating water features, fishing platforms and bridges, associated planting to promote habitat and biodiversity.
Fencing: Over 6000 meters of timber post and wire stock fencing to protect planting, stiles, pedestrian and vehicular access gates, play area safe fencing.