Grounds Maintenance, Landscape Creation, Arboriculture, Sports Surfacing, Parks management, IOS Managing Safely Training, Ecology & Biodiversity, Grass cutting, Horticulture, Street Cleaning, Soft Landscaping, Hard Landscaping
This project at Toryglen formed part of Clyde Gateway’s wider green recovery plan which is investing over £20m in projects across the Clyde Gateway for green space, building refurbishment and district heating.
idverde’s contract with Clyde Gateway involved the creation of a mixed-use community park of approximately 16 hectares of vacant land surrounding the Prospecthill Circus community, as a key part of the Toryglen masterplan for residents and visitors.
The park incorporates play areas, a wetland area and a network of paths for walkers and cyclists. The project also brought the Malls Mire Woodland Local Nature Reserve into further positive management by enhancing personal security, improving accessibility and providing new facilities for outdoor learning and natural play. The nature reserve area, set within the Malls Mire woods included an art trail and spaces for outdoor events, learning and performances.
This investment in green space provided facilities for outdoor health, wellbeing and natural play and is in addition to the fantastic improvements already secured by the Toryglen community and its partners which are resulting in the transformation of the area.
The works comprised of :
Phase 1 Toryglen Park Zone:
Play area and equipment comprised of: nature play tunnels embedded within small mounds, tree stump forest, balancing beams and stepping stones, activity net, natural play mounds, timber climbing area, swing apparatus, springing circle, trail with timber balancing beams, zipwire/cableway, climbing ropes, various gym workout apparatus, a Ferraphone comprising of steel tubes to create musical sounds, stainless steel talking tubes and a seating area.
Phase 2 Wetland Park Zone
Upgrade of existing footpaths to create a a three-metre wide lit path to improve the quality and usability of the path network for cyclists and walkers.
• Erect compound and site fencing
• Remove scrub vegetation and treat existing Japanese Knotweed
• Remove fly tipping
• Excavation for foundation
• Installation of Mesh
• Pour concrete
• Installation of steelwork features, aluminium edging and clay pavers
New paths and pavings:
Phase 3: Malls Mire Woodland – Zone 3
A challenge at the beginning of the project was anti-social behaviour, which we responded to by engaging with the community. Through Tigers, we offered 3 local young people 8 weeks full-time skill training on the job. One of these has been retained and is now in full-time employment as an apprentice.
Extremely hard ground made up of fused-slag, which we had to break up using heavy breakers and an excavator attachment.
Contaminated material being re-used, shaped and capped on site, thereby meeting the environmental objective of no removal of materials/waste from site.