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idverde was contracted by Northampton Borough Council in May 2019 to provide landscaping construction and other enhancement works at the site to improve accessibility.
Upton Park is a country park of approximately 126 hectares consisting mainly of open fields which are used for grazing land for sheep, as well as recreational purposes.
Public footpaths traverse the park, and the River Nene flows through the centre of the site, with flood defence bunds present along the northern and southern banks. Other features include two large lakes and a smaller pond.
idverde was contracted by Northampton Borough Council in May 2019 to provide landscaping construction works at the site to improve accessibility, as well as making enhancements to ensure the site could be enjoyed by visitors while remaining an important grazing area for livestock, and maintaining the safety of both people and animals.
The works included:
The majority of Upton Park is located within a flood zone, so particular care had to be taken to maintain the integrity of the site’s drainage throughout and following works. Further challenges included an outlier badger sett being found in the direct path of the cycleway necessitating an alternative haulage route being arranged via the local farmer’s land.
idverde was delighted to be able to able to successfully deliver this project, which was completed in May 2020, and to fulfil the vision of Northampton Council and the Environment Partnership in regenerating this much-loved country park. idverde was also extremely proud to be awarded a British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) National Award in 2020 recognition of the high standards of workmanship demonstrated on this project.