FEATURED PROJECTS & PRESS RELEASES 

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"£30m Morpeth Northern Bypass - Largest infrastructure project in the region"

Successfully completing several phases of landscaping (+ another 3 years of site maintenance) this high profile contract has won multiple awards.

 

Overcoming some tough challenges including: Sensitive ecological areas, heavy rainfall causing partial flooding on site... Not to mention working on the North East's busiest road - The A1. 

 

  • Over 2.5 km of Hydro-Seeding complete.

  • Approx 80,000 trees planted

  • 9,300 metres of hedge row planted

Wallington Hall

Multi- User Cycle Trails

On behalf of National Trust we installed the new Dragon cycle trail, featuring two routes:

Green Trail: 1.5 km long and perfect for beginners

Blue Trail: 4 km long and more challenging in places 

This work included track construction, footbridge installation, car park creation and various landscaping works.

The gallery on the right includes a photo of our managers attending the opening day of the new trail (left to right: Phil Straughan - Director, Gary Miller - Project Manager and Dan Straughan - General Manager).

Robert Burns

Birthplace Museum

On behalf of the National Trust for Scotland, we completed phase 1 of their large project.

Using our hydraulic tilt bucket excavator attachment, we have created an irregular shape pond to various specified depths throughout - enhancing both edge habitat and aquatic habitats.

All surrounding land will drain into the pond (acting as a retention pond). Upon reaching the set maximum water level, pond water will drain into the outlet which will run into the woodland for natural soak away. A silt trap has also been installed on the outlet to prevent any blockages.

For an aesthetically pleasing natural effect, two pebble and rock beaches on opposite pond edges, along with viewing jetties are also to be installed. 

Various species of submerged and floating aquatics, will be planted on the wetland area and the pond shelf.

"Developing the Environment"
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