Ground Control Awarded National Grid Contract
Ground Control has been awarded a contract with National Grid, covering all 4 lots across the UK as part of a 4 year framework, with a potential extension of up to another 4 years.
With a potential value of £40m over the initial 4 year period, Ground Control will be working on landscape implementation and landscape maintenance services to existing assets and new assets that National Grid is currently working on. Sites are located throughout the country and include, but are not exclusively limited to, infrastructure comprising: overhead lines, underground cables, substations, CSE compounds, cable bridge crossings and transmission pipelines.
Sites vary in size and character and include public and private land in urban and rural locations; including small single locations, such as a substation, and other large scale linear developments that extend over many kilometres, such as overhead lines, pipelines and associated infrastructure.
The framework has a potential value of £40m over the 4 year period. Ground Control has been awarded the first project from the framework for Hinkley with an initial value of £500k rising to £4-5m over the next 2 years. Further projects across the UK are expected over the course of the framework. Only 2 other companies have been put on the framework one in lot 3 (South West) and one in lot 4 (South East).
Landscape works typically will be undertaken in relation to replacement planting of trees and hedgerows removed during construction of infrastructure; landscape reinstatement following construction; planting trees, hedgerows and shrubs to screen infrastructure; and enhancement of landscape character and biodiversity.