Glendale maintains nature haven at former chemical plant

Glendale has been awarded the contract to provide horticultural maintenance services to the recently completed landfill restoration project at a former East Lancashire chemical plant in Hapton.

Glendale's Dave Barkley. Image: Glendale
Glendale's Dave Barkley. Image: Glendale

The national green services provider will undertake a range of services including the management of wildflower meadows and a new woodland on the former William Blythe Chemical Works site which was the base for chemical manufacture from the late-1800’s until 2006. 

Dave Barkley, contract manager for Glendale, said the three-year contract is a "fantastic opportunity" as it provides something different while still using Glendale's green space management expertise.

Over 70,000sqm of the original 38-acre site has been converted into a nature haven home to a wide variety of wildlife including nesting Lapwings, a species of bird that is fully protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 making it an offence to disturb an active nest.

Barkley explained:: "We will be monitoring the nesting birds as part of our site inspections prior to carrying out any work and will modify our work schedule in order not to disturb the birds during nesting season."


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