Grounds Maintenance - Private (Value Over £50,000) - BALI National Landscape Awards 2017

PRINCIPAL AWARD WINNER - Ground Control

Sponsors: Monsanto and ICL

Lingley Mere Business Park, Warrington 

Client United Utilities

Ground Control has been undertaking grounds maintenance at this large commercial estate, United Utilities’ headquarters, since 2015. Working across the 65-acre site, Ground Control’s dedicated team of three maintains grass areas, wild flowers areas and large ponds in addition to general maintenance duties, utilising battery powered equipment to meet specific client requirements and cut carbon emissions. Ground Control works closely with the client and facilities management company EMCOR to offer training opportunities, supporting the local community.

Judges' comments

"This business park near Warrington represents a good balance of ecologically friendly areas and areas where more formal grounds maintenance is required adjacent to buildings. Although large areas of water on the site mean that geese present issues for the maintenance team in terms of keeping areas clear of mess, the site is extremely well looked after and a very pleasant working environment for those located in the various offices on the park."


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