Green Infrastructure for Growth (Gi4G) moves into its second phase
Following the success of the first phase of the Green Infrastructure for Growth project, overall winner at the CIRIA awards in 2019, funding has now been awarded for a second phase of the project. This has been re-branded as ‘Making Space for Nature’ and will deliver biodiversity and accessibility enhancements to public open spaces in a further seven Cornish towns during 2020 and 2021.
Consultation with town councils is underway and Cormac Solutions has been appointed to deliver these schemes on a design and build basis. Design work is underway, with construction and landscaping work anticipated to commence from March 2020.
The first scheme on site will be the A391 Wildflower Corridor scheme in St Austell. This will incorporate the installation of wildflower meadow areas in the verges, along with shrub planting in the roundabouts under separate Coastal Community funding. The scheme is to be delivered in partnership with the St Austell Bay Economic Forum (SABEF) and the National Wildflower Centre at the Eden Project.
The project team are very much looking forward to the implementation of this new phase of work, which forms a key element of Cornwall Council’s environmental growth strategy and is closely aligned with Cormac’s mission to improve the lives of people in Cornwall.