Glendale takes over grounds maintenance contracts for student spaces

National green services company Glendale is now providing grounds maintenance services to the student village at the University of Bradford.

Mowing. Image: MorgueFile
Mowing. Image: MorgueFile

The village, known as The Green, is home to over 1,000 students and is one of the most sustainable developments of its kind in the world. Glendale will be providing grass cutting, hedge trimming, shrub bed maintenance and weed control services on the £40m development. 

David Barkley, contract manager for Glendale, commented: "We are looking forward to working with the University of Bradford maintaining The Green to an exceptional standard - not only for the students who live there but also to ensure the site is in a great condition for future students.

"We have to be very aware of the noise restrictions imposed on the student village and we are working with the university to plan our work schedule appropriately to take into account student study times and exam periods."

Glendale’s contract with the university will last for two years with the potential for a year-long extension.

Kirklees College in Huddersfield has also recently awarded its grounds maintenance services contract to Glendale, covering grass cutting, weed spraying, shrub bed and hedge maintenance. The contract commenced on 1 May and will last for five years.

As part of their contract delivery the team must be mindful of the noise restrictions imposed during term time, particularly around exam season.

Barkley explained: "We are developing a detailed work programme with Kirklees College to take into account the busiest times of the day, in order to minimise disruption as much as possible and safeguard the students. 

Glendale has also been awarded a one-year contract to care for 12 country parks on behalf of the Forestry Commission. The programme of work will see Glendale providing grass cutting and vegetation management services to the sites across Merseyside and Wigan.

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