We are delighted to be working alongside Urban&Civic, the master developer of Corby's growing community at Priors Hall Park to develop a new forest garden, as well as a flowering meadow, pathway, and improvements to the playing fields.
We carried out landscape improvement works, meaning pupils will benefit from being able to learn about the woodland and enjoy its different flowering and fruiting specimens for years to come.
In total 550 trees have been planted, featuring three mature 4.5m Silver Birch trees, apple trees, alder buckthorn, field maple, hornbeam and shrubby honeysuckle amongst others. The 1000m2 flowering meadow will have an immediate impact this summer once the seed has germinated and meadow has established, providing a stunning floral display that will enhance the bio-diversity of the area.
Once fully established the woodland will provide a rich source of food and habitat for nature, as well as a new interactive way for the children to learn about ecology and the environment.
This charitable contribution benefits local education and ecology, which are two of Urban&Civic's key priorities for the Priors Hall Park community and complements the master developer's ongoing partnership and governance in the school.
Nigel Wakefield, Development Director for Urban & Civic at Priors Hall Park, said:“Our role as master developer goes far beyond delivering bricks and mortar – we are equally committed to investing in the community and quality of life at Priors Hall Park. Our aim is to work with our key partners and local organisations to help build a bright future for our residents. Of course, that means that we want to see the Primary School and its pupils succeed, so we’re delighted to create a natural woodland area that can be used as an educational tool for many years. It’s incredibly rewarding for us to be able to support our community, and we hope the donation will make a difference to education of local pupils.”