Creating a habitat
Located to the rear of the RBS campus in Livingston Scotland, Gowk Park was identified as an area suitable for a low maintenance naturalised meadow.
Taking the site in a brownfield condition, Willerby Landscapes worked closely with a local ecologist to create large earth forms in keeping with the site topography.
The construction phase earthworks exposed a natural water source. By carefully utilising the new topography a pond was created and the water was channelled down through the site to connect to the Gogar Burn.
Environmentally, lightly managing the large parts of the ecosystem has allowed for different habitats to develop which in turn encouraged a sizable amount of biodiversity.
Gowk Park is evidence that Willerby Landscapes has the experience and knowledge to create and manage habitats, at different intensities from lightly maintaining the sites to controlling and determining the outcome of areas through various management strategies.