What we’ve done so far: Landscaping
Our soft landscaping contractor, Ashlea, has commenced works on site. The initial scope of works is to screen the ‘site-won’ topsoil to bring it into compliance with specification and remove oversize/organic matter. There is more than 20,000 m3 of stockpiled topsoil to be screened and brought into compliance, and works are progressing well with about 5,500m3 screened compliant topsoil generated to date, which can now be spread to the relevant areas within the site. The screened topsoil is stored in windrows in order to protect the soil whilst awaiting use elsewhere – you can see these in the photo above, and also on our timeline/gallery page.
In the coming weeks the focus will switch to transporting and spreading the site-won screened topsoil to the Haugh and The Rec & Wet Meadows areas of the site to support planting season works later in the year (for the 2018/19 planting season). Some 11,000m3 of topsoil is allocated to these areas, which represents a significant proportion of the works. The football pitch and play areas will require imported topsoil.
As we progress through August, we will also work in tandem with the hard landscape team to commence with the installation of a tree cell network within hard scape areas within boulevard east and spine west. This will serve to support trees to be planted in these hard landscaped areas.