Client: Cheshire East Council

Location: Queens Park, Crewe, Cheshire East

Value: Circa £500,000

The Grade 1 listed park was opened in 1887, given to the people of Crewe by the London and North Western Railway Company. Working in such a special place demanded the utmost care and attention.

The works included:

  • Earthworks and embankment stabilisation
  • Installation of land drainage
  • 5,000 metres of DDA compliant footway construction to provide wider access to the park for all users
  • Granite steps
  • 5,000m of aluminium edging
  • Watercourse repair and lining
  • Installation of a pumping system

Trees with preservation orders, flora and fauna, wildlife and open watercourses all had to be protected whilst providing a safe working environment for our teams, client and park users.

The works were delivered through the winter months making working conditions even more challenging.

The Friends of Queens Park recognised the hard work and offered their thanks: “We have been impressed by your consideration in helping us to keep access to the park during the process, by your friendliness and by your commitment to the task during such a wet and windy winter. On behalf of all park users, thank you very much indeed.”

The scheme was completed safely, on time and on budget.