Fitzgerald (Civil Engineer Contractors)

Parks and Playgrounds

We are enjoying working with public and private partners to redevelop and build a range of facilities to enable people to enjoy their leisure time - contributing to sustainable and healthier communities.

Science Garden, Think Tank Birmingham

£1.1 million

This innovative Heritage Lottery supported project incorportated groundworks and landscaping to construct a new “Science Garden”. The scheme was part of Birmingham’s new Eastside City Park project and incorporated three themed areas consisting of a variety of hard landscaped areas, the installation of water feature and associated plant and the installation of bespoke interactive exhibits.

Southwater Interface Phase 2, Town Park Telford

£400,000

The Park Interface Works, Phase 2 evolved primarily through plans to enhance the link between the Town Park and the new £250 million Southwater development.

The works were a combination of civils works and landscaping, both hard and soft to the area around the new Telford Town Park Visitors Centre

Telford Town Park

£850,000

This was a Heritage Lottery funded “Parks for People” project involving the refurbishment of the Town Park to create a number of gathering points for a variety of uses including picnic areas and seating for people walking the trails, potential teaching / training areas for educational purposes and play spaces within a landscaped setting.

The works were undertaken within a Local Nature Reserve and incorporated a variety of hard and soft landscaping works consisting of the renovation of footpaths, installation of street furniture / picnic areas, the creation of a Teenage Activity Area with seating, a Multi-use games area, outdoor stage, public art and terraced seating.

Birmingham MUGAs

£500,000

Fitzgerald delivered four schemes as members of the integrated supply chain for the Birmingham City Construction Partnership. The work involved the refurbishment and construction of several Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) across the Birmingham City conurbation working in partnership with the Council’s construction partners Thomas Vale, Wates Construction and GF Tomlinson Building.

The work included the construction of multi use games areas and children’s play areas and incorporated play equipment, fencing, surfacing, soft landscaping and footway construction.

As members of the integrated supply chain we worked with the Client and Construction partners to consider buildability and value engineering opportunities to enable the projects to meet the client’s budgets for the schemes.

Caldecott Park

£1.4 million

This was a scheme undertaken as part of the Parks for People programme funded by the Heritage lottery Fund. Work in this Victorian Park located in Rugby Town Centre included hard and soft landscaping works along with building renovation works.

Special care had to be taken when relocating park benches as many of them were specially commissioned as memorials. The site team were also able to cart away and re-use the unwanted path planings, bins and soft play surfaces elsewhere throughout the borough therefore cutting down the carbon footprint of the build process and saving money through the use of existing materials.

Wednesfield Park

£2 million

This town centre regeneration scheme involving the construction of a new link road to provide an access to the new library and to connect Bentley Bridge Retail Park to Wednesfield Town centre. The scheme involved the demolition of existing buildings to accommodate the link road and new public square and the project consisted of highway construction and improvements, highway realignments, construction of an amphitheatre, extensive public realm paving, a water feature, street lighting, soft landscaping and the installation of street furniture.

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