Greenman Environmental Case Studies: Recent

Take a look at our recent case studies

Ralph Allen School recreational areas and grounds maintenance

Greenman have been contracted to carry out the grounds maintenance at Ralph Allen School since 2011, during this time we have been commissioned to carry out various landscaping projects to enhance recreational areas for the students and staff. Greenman re designed the quadrangle area installing a natural wooden deck with seating built into it, surrounded…

Trinity-House Royal-Sovereign Lighthouse (Pevensey Bay)

The lighthouse was erected in 1971 to replace a lighthouse vessel, the shoal has been marked since 1875. The lighthouse is located offshore south of Pevensey Bay. Greenman provided rope access staff to carry out the core sampling of the lighthouse structure. Core sampling was required for inspection by the consulting engineers. The samples were…

Wessex Water, Garden Reinstatement

Wessex Water have an outstanding reputation for high quality reinstatement works to private gardens after corrective work. Greenman have been commissioned frequently to carry out the reinstatement works . this can be small turfing jobs to large garden landscaping and planting schemes. Our horticultural experts liaise closely with the clients and Wessex Water to plant…

Private landscape project – Bath

GEM were commissioned to completely re design a Bath townhouse garden, incorporating a unique shaped robust hardwood decking area,  bike washing facility and a circular turfed lawn. The aim of the project was to create a garden that combined a stylish space for entertaining, whilst accommodating the wear and tear of a growing family.
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Design and build of a private access road

Greenman were commissioned to design and construct the access road situated on a hillside which had multiple springs running through it. The unique design had to allow for free draining of the water from the springs under the road to prevent erosion which had previously occurred. The area was excavated down to bedrock and a…

Landscape improvements – Bannatynes, Orpington, Kent.

Greenman are approved ground work contractors to the Bannatyne Group and work throughout the UK at all of the company properties. We were instructed to improve the general appearance and ensure Health & Safety requirements were in place following the purchase of the property at Orpington in Kent. Our grounds maintenance section carried out the…

Ralph Allen landscape improvements

Greenman were asked to provide various access improvements at the school. The first was to widen the interconnecting path to allow combined wheelchair and foot access as the existing path was to narrow. Greenman landscapers prepared the area, laid new path edgings and tarmac. The second request was to provide a design for steps across…

Bath & North East Somerset – River Avon management

The River Avon runs through the centre of the city and passes over the weir and historic bridge at Pultney Street. Greenman provide various services to the local authority and use our specialist boats and craft to carry this out efficiently. Using our unique self drain catamaran we can work directly within the weir waters.…

Notton Boster Station

Greenman have been an approved supplier on the Landscaping Framework for Wessex Water since 2011, during this time we have carried out numerous projects from small garden reinstatement to large planting schemes . Greenman also holds maintenance contracts on many of the planting schemes.

Protection of historic tree at Abbey Green, Bath

The tree located in Bath is one of the oldest architectural planted trees in England and is located in a quiet part of the city near the 14th century Abbey. Bath & North East Somerset open space team asked Greenman if they could implement the proposed scheme. Due to pedestrian footfall under the tree the…

Banes Memorial Park

Following a storm a large Poplar tree growing on the bank of the river Chew in Keynsham was blown over into Memorial Park. The root plate heaved and displaced a large amount of soil from the bank. Greenman dispatched an emergency tree team to the park and removed the tree which was lying across a…

Woodhenge bat tree translocation

Greenman were asked to come up with a solution to relocate a known bat roost within a Beech tree to a receptor site 50m away. The tree roost was located on a previously unknown long barrow located near Woodhenge, Amesbury. The project involved the clearance of the trees and vegetation which had taken over the…

Landscape design and build – Bath

Greenman were commissioned by the owners to provide a new garden design following a house extension being completed. The boundaries were fenced to allow a backdrop for the replanting and bespoke screening constructed and installed at the rear of the garden. The client requested a decked area for outside seating with a water feature adjacent.…

Wessex Water

Greenman is an approved supplier to Wessex Water’s landscaping department, we have carried out numerous landscaping projects from large planting and fencing schemes to garden reinstatements after Wessex construction work.

Bath Quays bat survey

Greenman was contracted to undertake an in-depth assessment of a site in bath for the presence of bats by a multi-national company www.bv.com. The project required a range of services which Greenman provide including ground based building assessment, aerial tree surveys, water based inspections and static detection methods. The site was located adjacent the river…

Grey Coat Hospital School – Westminster, London

Our arboricultural surveying team were commissioned by Camlins Landscape Achitects  to provide technical support for the proposed central London re-development project. Grenadier House was located  on the southern Grey Coat Schoolboundary and concerns were raised by the Westminster Council tree officer  regarding the potential impact on the mature London Plane within the school grounds. Greenman…

Railway Rock Fall Catch Fence

Greenman Environmental Management have been working on the network since 1998 and fully audited by Link Up since 2000. Major projects have been undertaken, such as the 10 million pound engineering project at Coalpit Heath, South Gloucestershire. Over 4,000t of timber was removed with our forestry equipment, for the first time on the network we…

Reptile fencing installation at Dauntsey

Greenman ecological team were contracted by Balfour Beatty rail www.balfourbeatty.com to install 3km of reptile fencing around a site in Dauntsey, Wiltshire. The fencing was installed to prevent access to the site by reptiles whilst enabling trapping and relocation of reptiles already within the site. This was to allow for the de-vegetation works to be…

BS.5837 tree protection fencing – Kingswood School, Bath

Our surveyors were instructed by Kingswood School to carry out the BS.5837 tree survey for the new Preparatory School within the main school grounds. We have liaised with the appointed construction company MIDAS Construction and the local planning authority to ensure the project complies with the British Standard. Our fencers installed the unique fencing (no…

Bannatyne’s Charlton House Hotel

Greenman’s landscaping team worked with local architects and local authority planning officers to design and installed a new car park using gabion baskets , geo tech matting and a Cotswold stone finish to comply with local planning restrictions. Greenman have been carrying out the grounds maintenance at Bannatyne’s Charlton House Hotel for 6 years, in…

Brent Knoll water vole netting

Greenman undertake a wide range of services for Wessex Water www.wessexwater.co.uk including the installation of water vole netting. GM installed 4 sections of water vole netting in a site near Brent Knoll, Somerset to facilitate the installation of bridge sections at a later date. Due to the restricted access of the site GM had to…

Survey hovercraft

The latest piece of equipment to arrive at Greenman,  the delivery of a new BMW powered survey hovercraft. The craft is a 4m, twin engine commercial model and will be working providing services for the water sector. It will be operated primarily to provide environmental sediment sampling for tidal waterways, estuaries and sites with difficult or…

Imperial Park, Hartcliffe, Bristol

Site of the former Wills Tobacco Factory built around 1972, Greenman have been involved with the site since its demolition in 1997. Most recent work comprises tree surveys and consultancy to British Standard BS5837 – 2012 Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction – recommendations where we secured a successful planning permission for Persimmon…

Yorkshire Water flood damage

Greenman were contacted by Yorkshire Water to help with the river clean up following the floods which had a devastating effect throughout the county. GM Marine use specialist purpose built craft to enable our operatives complete access to areas cut off or inaccessible by normal means. Following the flooding debris had been carried down the…

Garden re-instatement works

Utilities improvement works were planned in Portishead, Bristol. Unfortunately a private garden was located on the area requiring excavation. The garden was completely re-designed for the landowner as compensation. Greenman landscape teams were called in to work with the owner and utility company to produce the new design and implement the construction.  

Tree Surveys: Bath Rugby

In 2015 Greenman were engaged directly by Bath Rugby at their important site in the centre of the city working closely with architects and engineers CMS Group and ground workers on the demolition and construction of their new West Stand. Working within the Bath Conservation Area and in close proximity to a group of 3rd…

YTL Properties – MonkeyIsland redevelopment, Windsor

Greenman were selected to carry out the work prior to construction and refurbishment of the hotel on the historic island. The work required tree removal and pruning of the island trees. A tracked chipper, stump grinder and LGP tracked winch vehicle were all required for the works. The difficulty was that no vehicle or plant…

National Trust – River Avon, Lacock.

Greenman Environmental are contractors to the National Trust and were contacted following the river Avon flood which forced debris to become trapped within the bridge cutwaters. A river team was sent to clear the blockage when the river had started to subside and before more debris could accumulate. The historic bridge 14th century bridge is…

Wessex Water – Roadwater scour management

We were asked to look at one of the tributaries of the Washford River at Roadwater. Wessex Water had been approached by the Environment Agency flood prevention officer to look at the river bank scours which were developing through this section of the river. A private residence would also be effected by the increased risk…

A46 trunk road – Night tree surgery works

Greenam were contracted to undertake safety critical tree works on the A46 trunk road following a hazard survey which identified high risk trees located close to the highway. Due to the traffic volume night works were planned to implement the work. Greenman planners produced the traffic control maps and for HW Martin to manage the…

Current news – OPM

Current News – Oak Processionary Moth WARNING: If you think you have identified Oak Preocessionary Moth (Thaumetopea Processionea) commonly known as OPM, firstly do not attempt to move or touch the caterpillars or nests. Move back from the host tree and ensure no one else (or pets) make contact with caterpillars, nests or tree. Secondly,…

Combe Grove Manor

Greenman were commissioned by Combe Grove Manor, a large Country Hotel near Bath, to design and install patio dividers to give privacy to individual rooms. Our design team created unique structures which created a private space whilst enhancing and channeling the spectacular view from the rooms over the valley. The dividers were built out of…

Network Rail – Trowbridge, Wiltshire. – De vegetation works for rail site enabling

The up and down embankments at Trowbridge required tree and vegetation removal prior to a major stabilisation scheme being implemented. Greenman rail teams carried out the work at short notice to ensure that the site environmental conditions were met prior to the works starting. A 300mm chipper with Unimog was using to process the bulk…

Cleveland Pools, Bath – Lottery funded design and build floating pontoon

Greenman were contacted to provide a design for a new pontoon to allow visitors river access to the pools. The pools can be accessed via a footpath but there is no vehicle parking thus making the river access the preferred option. GM Marine have designed a unique pontoon using materials to match to building colours…

Network Rail – Nellbridge, Oxford. Emergency fencing

Following an urgent request for a section of damaged boundary fence to be replaced on an Oxford overbridge Greenman dispatched a fencing team immediately to make emergecy repairs. The following day we returned to remove the old fence and replace the section with new post and rail.  

Garden Restoration

Greenman were commissioned to restore a Georgian garden on the outskirts of Bath . The garden was on a steep bank which had to be cleared and re profiled, a rockery was created leading onto a turfed area which blended into the surrounding woodland.

Network Rail – Bere Alston, West Devon.

Greenman carried out the vegetation removal along the ½ mile section which was a steep rock cutting. The work was carried out using a weekend possession due to limited access. Rope access techniques where used to work on the cutting face due to the severity of the surface. The works were carried out to enable…

Historic Pedestrian Bridge to Cornish Island

Greenman won the contract to refurbish the Victorian bridge in Cornwall which leads to a private estate on a small island. The bridge deck was redesigned and replaced with a bespoke  Larch surface by our in- house team of carpenters. This unique project provided a variety of challenges for the onsite team but what a…

DEFRA wind turbines – Bat population research

The Greenman ecological team were contacted by an ecological company based in the south west, concerning a challenging job to install bat detectors within the head units of several wind turbines. The site was based in south west Scotland and was part of an ongoing research scheme to better understand the impacts of wind turbines…

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