East Riding of Yorkshire Council
York Civil Framework NEC 3 Option A
Gypsey Race Park was created on brownfield land and included earthworks re-profiling, construction of retaining walls, river bed works and landscaping works, creating a green corridor to provide pleasant walking and cycling routes, play areas and improved habitat for wildlife.
The scheme included:
- The Gypsey Race channel was originally 4m and re-profiling works were undertaken to narrow the width of the river to between 1m and 1.5m to increase depth and flow rate. A 300mm gravel bed was installed making the river more suitable for aquatic species.
- A stretch of land (130m in length) was reprofiled to create a 3-5m high, 70° green engineered wall using a geogrid support system to one of the banks and provide a green vegetated finish.
- Construction of a 219m2 retention pond, which provides a marshy grassland, ideal for aquatic invertebrates, amphibians and encourage water voles.
- A cantilever viewing platform with hardwood timber boardwalk and balustrades, providing views up and down the River.
- Construction of footpaths which were a mix of resin bound gravel, yorkstone paving and Chinese granite kerbs.
- Bespoke seating throughout park with uplighters
- 334m2 of amenity grassland including 140m2 of ornamental grassland.