Park life

by Natalie Vincent Mon 19 March 2018, 12:00 pm

A 13ha park in Uxbridge, believed to be Greater London's largest new public green space since the Olympic Park, has been handed over to Hillingdon Council.

St Andrew's Park, Uxbridge, courtesy of Will Slater/VINCI St Modwen

The park will form the centre of a 1,300-home development by joint venture partners VINCI construction and developer St Modwen (VSM) at St Andrew's Park, on the site of a former RAF base.

The park – to include 3,530sq m of new trails, 697sq m of sport pitches, and a children's play area – runs along the banks of the River Pinn, and will open up this land to the public for the first time.

VSM transformed the parkland, next to Uxbridge town centre, with new landscaping, creating over 13,935sq m of wild flower areas, planting 167 trees and over 3,000 plants, and building 60 animal habitats including bird boxes, bat boxes and log piles.

Tim Seddon, property director, south east at St Modwen, said: "This is a milestone in the project as, in addition to the 1,300 much-needed homes and new jobs we are delivering, we have transformed this parkland right at the heart of Uxbridge and are now pleased to pass it to the community as a whole to enjoy."

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