Airfield Habitat Management and Landscaping Support at London Heathrow Airport

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Airfield Habitat Management and Landscaping Support at London Heathrow Airport

  • Heathrow aerial photo
  • JSA landscape team stimming around obstructions
  • Newly reinstated grass area at Heathrow
About Project

EHM have been working alongside Heathrow airport on a number of projects in recent months.  We assisted the airport in re-tendering the grounds maintenance contract. This involved updating the contract specification and schedules for both the airside habitat maintenance, landside passenger facing areas as well as the conservation sites which form part of the Heathrow Biodiversity Benchmark Award from the Wildlife trusts. We helped to ensure that the revised contract met the needs of the airport that they receive the required quality of service whilst maximising resources.

Following on from the successful tender, and appointment of JSA landscape group, EHM has been engaged as the airport’s landscape consultant. This involves supporting the airside and landside engineering teams in monitoring the contractor performance and future landscape improvements.

In addition to the landscape support EHM, for the second year in a row, has been asked to carry on with the upgrading of selected grass areas on the airfield. The upgrade of the grass areas involves replacing the existing grass with a grass mix that has been specifically selected to ensure an effective long-grass policy on an airfield. This includes producing a specification for the works and project managing of the contractor. In total another 10 hectares has been upgraded.

EHM also provide airfield habitat management to a number of airports in the UK and Europe; , Gatwick, London City, Stansted, Luton, Southampton, Bournemouth, Norwich, Southend, Cambridge, Lydd, Venice and Dublin.

If you would like any more information on how EHM can assist you with airfield habitat management or general landscaping advice please do not hesitate to contact us. 

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