Ground Control supports Alder Hey Children’s Trust on new development project at Springfield Park
As part of our continued partnership with Alder Hey, following our delivery of hard and soft landscaping across the site and recently awarded Grounds Maintenance contract, we have been supporting the hospital Trust on a local community project.
As the first hospital in Europe to be built in a park, Alder Hey Trust has been seeking other ways to enhance the natural environment and empower the local community to interact with nature. Taking over and developing the local Springfield Park, Alder Hey Trust is aiming to create an exciting, innovative, inclusive, sustainable greenspace for Liverpool, fostering health and wellbeing for generations to come.
Supporting Alder Hey’s ‘Grow Your Own’ initiative, Ground Control has donated soil, wood sleepers and gardening tools to enable the local community, patients and staff to plant and grow organic ingredients on-site, to be used in patient meals. The idea is to reduce food mileage and ensure the patients have a healthy diet promoting recovery. Recipes will be available for the public to identify ingredients that they can pick from the park to help promote a healthier diet in what is a deprived area.
Philip Rogers who manages the contract commented; “It’s great that we can support Alder Hey in this way, further developing the community and supporting their aims to inspire other healthcare providers to follow suit. There’s a lot going on at the park throughout the summer, with many community events and projects involving children from the hospital. Myself and the team down there are proud to be supporting in any way we can.”