Company Swindon Borough Council

Problem Vegetation Clearance

Swindon Borough Council is undertaking major works to remodel Junction 16 of the M4. The £10m scheme is part of the plan to improve roads across the network and further enhance the growth and economy of Swindon and Wiltshire.

Following a competitive tendering process, Blackdown Environmental were contracted to undertake the vegetation clearance works.

  • Swindon Borough Council
  • Swindon Borough Council
Project Overview

Blackdown Environmental were responsible for undertaking an extensive programme of vegetation clearance works, to facilitate major infrastructure development and critical junction improvement works along the M4 corridor.

The Solution

Our team at Blackdown Environmental acted as Principal Contractor proving;

  • Traffic management for the duration of the works
  • Liaised extensively with Swindon Borough Council (Client) and PBA (Designer) to finalise the working methodology and timings, so that the works programme was met;
  • Mechanical clearance of vegetation, trees and scrub using excavator mounted tree shears , mulchers and whole tree chippers;
  • Used sensitive working methods to minimise disturbance to the ecology on site.