Sud Brook and Twyver
Riparian restoration plus associated habitats
Located within Barnwood and Abbeydale Wards
We are delivering this project in two key locations; one along the Sudbrook off Stonechat Avenue in Abbeydale and the other on the River Twyver at Clock Tower Park in Barnwood.
The Stonechat Avenue works include re-naturalisation of the Sud Brook by the removal of the concrete channel and the creation of wildflower meadow and wetland features;
Works at Clock Tower Park are to provide more sensitive maintenance regimes, wildflower meadow creation and native planting to enhance the site.
The ground works to Stonechat Avenue are now complete. The original concrete channel through this area has now been removed to create a natural channel to improve habitat, increase bio-diversity, reduce flood-risk and allow better access to the watercourse. The existing balancing pond has been cleared of vegetation and will be under a robust maintenance regime. Several additional localised wetland features have been created to improve bio-diversity in the area.
Temporary amenity grass seeding has been carried out to aid with eradicating the resilient weed coverage in the area; wildflower meadow seeding is planned for 2020.
Works for Clock Tower Park are currently being designed.
February 2019 through to August 2019: