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Newground secures place on Growth Lancashire framework

Blackburn-based social enterprise Newground has been appointed to the Growth Lancashire framework as a consultant for planning, urban design and landscapes.


The new framework will build additional expertise and capacity to meet increased demand for specialist services in the public and private sectors across the borough.

Steve Greenwood, Newground’s Landscape & Estate Services Director, said: “Following a robust evaluation and open tendering process, we are delighted to be an approved contractor to deliver landscape services across the county.

“We already have excellent relationships with businesses, local authorities, registered social landlords, schools and community enterprises in the borough but are looking forward to strengthening our links and extending our networks.

“With 36 years’ experience between them, our team of Landscape Architects have a wealth of impressive projects under their belts but are excited about the opportunities the framework will bring to increase their portfolios even further.”

Newground work closely with clients to provide professional landscape design services from inception through to completion on site and can help with planning applications, design guidance and feasibility studies.

Services include masterplanning, green and blue infrastructure proposals, woodlands, allotments, parks, play areas, community gardens, cycle ways, pump tracks, urban design, arts projects, waterfront improvements and neighbourhood developments.

Organisations Newground’s Landscape Architects have previously worked with include Mid Pennine Arts, Environment Agency, Canal and Rivers Trust, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust and North West Fire and Rescue Service.

Previous projects include the redesign of Rhyddings Park in Oswaldtwistle in collaboration with Hyndburn Borough Council and the Friends of Rhyddings Park. Following consultation with local stakeholders and the surrounding community, Newground developed a masterplan which included improvements to hard and soft landscaping across the park and the creation of a performance space, community orchard, revitalised parterre garden and kitchen garden.

Newground also recently helped Waterfoot Primary School in Rossendale realise their vision of an outdoor learning space for forest school education.

Steve added: “We pride ourselves on quality projects that involve local people and organisations making a difference to their streets, neighbourhoods, districts and towns for the benefit of the community, biodiversity and sustainability of Lancashire.”

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