Mears wins UK Atomic Energy Authority contract for further three years

Mears has re-won a contract to supply grounds maintenance and associated services to the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.

The three-year contract, in the region of £150,000 plus VAT, is 90% grounds maintenance with a small element of pest control and internal plant maintenance at Culham, an 80ha science Park near Abingdon in Oxford.

The park is renowned for its research into fusion power and is host to a range of technology organisations.

There is a variety of flora and fauna for Mears’ subsidiary Scion Estates to take care of, including formal flower beds, shrubs, tree belts and wooded areas, long and short grass areas and areas of bio-diversity.

It is also responsible for pest control, minor tree works and the supply of dressed Christmas trees over the festive period.

Managing director of Scion Estates, Jerry Lipscombe, said: "Mears is delighted to have retained this contract which will continue to be delivered through Scion Estates. We will continue to work with UKAEA to enhance the environment at Culham Science Centre"

The company plans to sub-contract the rental and maintenance of the internal plants for around £3,000.

Mears has held the contract through its subsidiary Scion Estates since 2007.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Read These Next

Opinion... Healthy trees work harder for longer

Opinion... Healthy trees work harder for longer

UK satellite images after heavy rain show river estuaries engulfed by massive swirls of muddy-brown water extending out into the surrounding ocean blue. It is soil scoured from our mismanaged land because of Government policies that focus on food production at the expense of sustainability.

Horticulture careers - plugging the skills gap

Horticulture careers - plugging the skills gap

Bespoke apprenticeships and internal training are helping firms to get ahead in skills-shortage horticulture, says Rachel Anderson.

Sargent's solutions - how to turn the loss of a key member of staff into a positive

Sargent's solutions - how to turn the loss of a key member of staff into a positive

Losing a valued member of staff can be a positive opportunity for change rather than a disaster, Alan Sargent suggests.

Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +


Find out more about the outstanding parks, gardens and arboricultural projects and teams that became our Custodian Award 2018 winners.

Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Products & Kit Resources