Conservation students visit Ravenscraig Park site
07 June 2019
VHE is currently working on the Ravenscraig Park Lot 1 - Groundworks and Remediation contract on behalf of client North Lanarkshire Council.
Contracts Manager Gavin Broomfield and Senior Engineer Paul Clarkson hosted a presentation before taking New College Larnarkshire students on a site visit of the seven-hectare urban park. During the presentation the NQ Animal Biology and Conservation students had the opportunity to learn about who VHE are, the types of projects we have carried out and more information on the Ravenscraig site, including the innovative work being completed by VHE. Students also had the chance to view site plans and an ecological survey before asking Gavin and Paul questions.
During the visit to the former Ravenscraig Steelworks, students were able to see for themselves the preparatory ground works required before it can be transformed into a public park. The £3.7 million project includes a play area, outdoor gym, sensory garden, visitor hub, events area, sports pitch and network of walking and cycling routes. You can find out more about the new Park the Council is creating at Ravenscraig here.
Following the event, Michael Balzo, Lecturer in Science and Animal Care at New College Lanarkshire, said; “Students found it very interesting to see how much work goes into turning a brownfield into a more valuable site and were able to benefit from the experience of a pioneering company to learn more about the careers that are available in an ever-growing sector. It was good to see they had so many questions!”
VHE have provided numerous Community Benefit Schemes in Glasgow and the surrounding areas and are privileged to be playing our part helping students gain a better understanding of the services VHE provide and how they will transform Ravenscraig Park.
Since opening an office in Cumbernauld work in Scotland has gone from strength to strength. Standout projects include the Saltire Award Regeneration award winning project Sighthill Transformational Regeneration Area and the Commonwealth Athletes Village for client Glasgow City Council. Other projects include the Shawfield Regeneration Project for client Clyde Gateway, with VHE now carrying out the Shawfield Remediation and Earthworks Phase 2 Package 1 Works.