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Buttermere Park transformation to get under way shortly

Published on Tuesday, 3rd October 2023

The transformation of Buttermere Park in Nuneaton is a major step closer, with work expected to start soon.

The project will be carried out by Essex-based firm Ground Control, who successfully bid for the contract.

The scheme is funded through section 106 contributions fees, which result from legal agreements between developers and Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council specifically identified for increasing capacity at the site after housing growth.

Andy Barnett, Sector and Digital Marketing Manager for Ground Control, said:

“We are incredibly pleased to be working with Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council on the redevelopment of Buttermere Park and to bring to life the fantastic design.

“Works are due to start in autumn, with completion at year-end.

“The project will see the redevelopment of the existing play area to create spaces for younger and older children to play, relax, and interact with elements of nature.

“The redevelopment will also create a community space for people to enjoy surrounded by flowering cherry trees, wildflowers, and nature.

“Importantly, it will also include a new network of footpaths to increase accessibility for wheelchairs, link together existing housing communities, and make navigating the new space easy.’’

Cllr Julian Gutteridge, Portfolio Holder for Health and Environment at Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, who is involved in the project alongside St Nicholas ward councillors Rob Tromans and Jeff Clarke JP, who arranged for consultations with residents, said:

“It is wonderful news that we have appointed a contractor, and I have every faith in Ground Control doing a fantastic job for us.

“Buttermere Park will soon be a fantastic facility for all ages, and we are looking forward to having another park in our borough that we can be proud of for many years to come.’’

People living in the surrounding area to the park will soon be receiving a letter from Ground Control explaining the work which will be carried out.