Watford Parks Rejuvenation Project
New steps installed at Oxhey Park
Members of Ground Control’s southern construction team have recently completed the Watford Parks rejuvenation project. This included new hard and soft landscaping elements applied to four public recreation grounds and two active cemeteries within the control of Watford Borough Council.
Our Contract Managers Thomas Bruce, Johann Van Vuuren, Andy Harris and Matt Hallam worked closely with the client and landscape architects, Southern Green, to implement the brief, which included:
- New asphalt and rolled gravel pathways
- Railings and fencing works
- Entrance features
- Playground works
- Step construction
- Planting and paved pedestrian feature areas
These works were applied to the six sites at Oxhey Park, Waterfields, King George V playing fields, Callowlands recreation ground and North Watford and Vicarage Road cemeteries.
The construction works, valued at £1.5m, started on the larger parks in June/July 2013 with work commencing at the cemeteries at the end of September. Works at all the sites have now been completed to a high standard. This has led to additional items being requested to be carried out in the New Year.
Some of the impressive new features include:
- A central set of steps at Oxhey park replacing the old dilapidated ones, linking the two elevations of the park together.
- New areas of sett paving around the chapels at both the cemeteries
- The installation of detailed paved entrance areas
- The reconfiguration of the playground at Callowlands
- A new set of steps and entrance feature at Waterfields
- New rolled gravel pathways and installation of gym equipment at King George V to form a running/gym trail
New entrance gates installed at Waterfields