Thomson Habitats has been awarded a £300k contract to undertake Japanese knotweed remediation works for AMCO at the Stanton Cross development in Wellingborough.
The works form part of the East Midlands CP5 Framework and include a significant upgrade to the Wellingborough Station and the development of 5000 new houses.
In order to facilitate the construction of a new access road and a new rail bridge, Japanese knotweed contaminated soil needs to be removed from the footprint of the development and associated construction works, and to prevent further spread and contamination around site.
The works consist of vegetation clearance, excavation and haulage of approximately 6500m3 of Japanese knotweed , stockpiling and bunding on geotextile root barrier membrane and subsequent ongoing herbicide treatment.
David Grimmond, Senior Project Manager, says: “We are delighted to be awarded this project by AMCO. There are numerous complexities and restrictions associated with this project including ecology, landowners’ and weight restrictions. We’re looking forward to overcoming these challenges and delivering the scheme to programme for our client, AMCO.”