VHE explore new frontiers at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park
30 August 2016
VHE has been busy in the popular Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster making changes to a wildlife habitat area.
The wildlife park is a much loved attraction on the outskirts of Doncaster where families can spend a great day wandering around the park enjoying the sights of exotic animals such as lions, tigers, polar bears and many others; the park contains nearly 400 animals covering 70 different species. As a result, demands on getting the habitat just right for the many occupiers can be quite a challenge.
VHE recently concluded site works involving embankment strengthening to the open side of a gas main easement running through an area of the park.
Having removed vegetation and soft silts, steps were cut into the existing slopes and embankment strengthening was extended into a large pond using self-compacting stone laid on a geo-textile.
All works had to take place outside the easement area apart from two plant crossings, which were constructed at approved locations, to allow both plant access and import of material to the works.
The specification was for the stone to be placed into the pond and trimmed to design shape, constructing strength to the easement slope. For minimum disturbance to the surrounding areas material was transported within site using a dumper and placed in the pond with a long reach excavator also used for landscaping works.
The park was open during the period of the works and the operations drew almost as much interest from the public as some of the park’s more permanent residents!
For more information on the range of land remediation and civil engineering services VHE provide, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01226 320150 or use our website enquiry form.