Gypsey Race Park, Bridlington

Contract Value
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Form of Contract
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.

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