July 03 2014 0comment
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ABP/Siemens contract award

JemBuild are pleased to have secured the second Siemens infrastructure project to be carried out at Newton Garth, Paull, Hull. The contract is a to construct a new habitat for wintering birds over 37 Hectares of existing farmland, farmland will be returned to meadow with areas lowered to form wetlands (due to the original habitat site being within the overall Siemens scheme).

The project works consist of :-

Formation of 2 no wader scrape areas (10,000m2 total) adjacent to a central ditch firstly by removing topsoil and storing on site, the reducing subsoil levels average 400mm deep and then reinstating topsoil

Stripping site topsoil over an area of 30000m2 and storing to provide area to place subsoil from wader scrapes, re-grading subsoil and reinstate topsoil over the subsoil

The central ditch (1000m long) will have land drains sealed and a new sluice gate installed to allow the water table to be raised locally around the wader scrapes, To mitigate the increase in water level 1100m of the boundary ditches are to be widened of ditches and a further 300m cleaned and scraped.

Installation of boreholes to monitor ground water levels

·         Various hedgerow / tree trimming adjacent to wader scrapes to reduce risk of predatory birds

·         Ploughing, tilling and seeding works over the site – 37200m2

·         Timber post & rail fencing around adjacent property boundary