Headstone Manor Recreational Grounds: Nature Conservation & Biodiversity Enhancement, BALI Principal Award 2023
Nature Conservation & Biodiversity Enhancement, BALI Principal Award 2023
BALI awards are judged by a panel of acclaimed industry experts who demand the highest level of professional excellence and ensure winners represent the very best in landscape construction and design. In each category, one project is also awarded the 'Principal Award' as a sign of excellence.
Headstone Manor Recreational Grounds is a 23-hectare park surrounding Headstone Manor and Museum. The grounds required major works as part of the River Crane Catchment Solution including a Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS), the creation of settlement ponds and wetlands, and the natural restoration of Yeading Brook. The project also included a significant park refurbishment to support the community and Scheduled Monument for years to come.
The award cited an “extensive and precise” ecology report with works that will go from “strength to strength”, and “how the culverts had been removed and opened up for the stream and how they encouraged wildlife and kids to play in too”.